Trayvon Martin

St. Louis on the Air
2:51 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Author Discusses Race In America Following Death of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown

"Suspicion Nation" by Lisa Bloom

A few months after the jury announced George Zimmerman was not guilty in the Florida shooting death of Trayvon Martin, NBC News legal analyst Lisa Bloom published a book examining the case, “Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It.”

In “Suspicion Nation,” Bloom looks at what happened behind the scenes and why similar shootings continue to take place, including the August death of Michael Brown in Ferguson.

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Peace Fest
9:42 pm
Sun August 24, 2014

Michael Brown Sr. Calls For A Pause To The Protests

Michael Brown Sr., shown here from the rally held a week ago, appealed for peace on the day of his son's funeral.
Credit File photo | Jason Rosenbaum | St. Louis Public Radio

(Updated at 9:12 a.m. Monday, August 25)

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's spokesman says Nixon will NOT attend Monday's funeral "out of respect for the family, who deserve time to focus on remembering Michael and grieving their loss."

Our previous story:

The parents of Trayvon Martin joined Michael Brown's father on stage Sunday evening in Forest Park, to speak at Better Family Life’s annual Peace Fest.

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Other News
4:03 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Activists Gather Downtown For Peaceful Protest In Aftermath Of Trayvon Martin Verdict

Community organizer Zaki Baruti gathers with supporters on the steps of the Old Courthouse as part of a rally in opposition of the verdict from the Trayvon Martin case.
Erin Williams

Attendees were encouraged to turn their outrage into action today at a rally held downtown today to create awareness of injustice and racial profiling stemming from the not guilty verdict of the Trayvon Martin case. The verdict was handed down Saturday.

Jamala Rogers is co-chairwoman of the Coalition Against Police Crime and Repression and was one of many community leaders present today. She says that by channeling the community’s outrage into action, there can be fewer court cases and injustices that resemble those of Trayvon Martin.

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Politics
5:21 am
Mon July 15, 2013

St. Louis Protesters Rally Against Zimmerman Acquittal

Democratic Mo. State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed (left) and John Chasnoff, program director at ACLU, Eastern Mo., lead a rally on Sunday, July 14.
Tim Lloyd St. Louis Public Radio

A mixture of sadness, resolve and, at times, anger permeated through a non-violent crowd that spilled from the steps in front of the St. Louis Justice Center into Tucker Ave. in front of City Hall.

The mood at the rally held in downtown St. Louis on Sunday night echoed through similar events in cities and towns across America, as people gathered to voice their disappointment over the acquittal of George Zimmerman for all charges in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.

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Trayvon Martin
5:38 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Trayvon Martin's father rallies for peace in hometown East St. Louis

Tracy Martin graduated from East St. Louis Senior High School in 1986.
Joseph Leahy/St. Louis Public Radio

Trayvon Martin's father returned to his hometown of East St. Louis Friday to honor the memory of his son and spread the message of peace.

Several hundred community members congregated at North End Missionary Baptist Church to hear Tracy Martin and Trayvon's mother, Sybrina Fulton, talk about ways to end gun violence.

Tracy Martin says many things have changed since he graduated from East St. Louis Senior High School in 1986.

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