Jamie Foxx Joins Trayvon Martin’s Family For Peace Walk On 2nd Remembrance Anniversary
The fight for justice of Trayvon Martin proves to be ongoing as family and tons of supporters continue work to remember the slain teen.
This past Saturday (Feb. 9), The Trayvon Martin Foundation held a Peace Walk in Miami on the day that marks two years since the unarmed teen was gunned down by the infamous neighborhood watchman, George Zimmerman.
Among the participants, was actor and singer Jamie Foxx.
Addressing the crowd, Foxx, wearing a T-shirt featuring a photo of Trayvon, explained why he continues to lend his voice to the cause, stating, “They say ‘Jamie why you got that Trayvon Martin shirt on? That ain’t in no more.’ I say, ‘Well, Trayvon Martin’s still dead; and his mother still grieves, his father still grieves, his brother is still wondering ‘Where’s my brother at?'”
Foxx, who honored Martin with a candle-lit vigil in New York on the one-year anniversary of his death, also declared the rally was “not about race nor colour, but peace for our children”.
Other attendees included the family of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old boy who was murdered at the hands of the white mob in 1955 for flirting with a white girl.
Also notably present was the family of Oscar Grant who was fatally shot in Oakland, CA in 2009 by a police officer while in handcuffs. The death of the 22-year-old victim inspired the film Fruitvale Station.
The family later posted a thank you for everyone who joined the Peace Walk.
George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin in 2013.
Trayvon would have celebrated his 19th birthday on Feb. 5.
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