This is a modest attempt to add to the plethora of news and information about the killing of Travyon Martin. This piece and its pictures were inspired by the event organized Thursday by Socialist Worker.org on the third floor of Hunter West.


Trayvon Martin Rally

Hunter College, Third Floor, West Building, April 5

In cities across the country, ever since the story broke big in the national media, people have been pouring into the streets in rallies and marches to express their outrage against the murder of Trayvon Martin and to call for the arrest of George Zimmerman Revolution Newspaper



The often explosive issue of race became a common thread in social media last week as two very different kinds of stories generated passionate conversations. For the second straight week, the February 26 shooting death of African American teenager Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman was a widely discussed topic. From March 26-30, it was the No. 1 topic on Twitter and No. 3 on blogs, according to the New Media Index from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.

In addition, a video connected to the case was the most-viewed news clip on YouTube last week. On Twitter last week, the largest story lines in the discussion were outrage that no arrest has been made in the case and sympathy for Martin and his family PEW Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism


Trayvon Martin Rally

Hunter College, Third Floor, West Building, April 5


1:20 p.m. [March 29] Updated. President Obama spoke in highly personal terms on Friday about how the shooting in Florida of a 17-year-old black youth named Trayvon Martin had affected him, saying that ‘if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.’ The comments by Mr. Obama were his first on the explosive case in which a neighborhood watch captain, George Zimmerman, has claimed self-defense after shooting Mr. Martin several weeks ago.The case has generated outrage about the state’s so-called Stand Your Ground law nytimes-video of Obama’s comment.


Trayvon Martin Rally, Hunter

Hunter College, Third Floor, West Building, April 5


Friday, April 6, 9:20 a.m., EST: College Students to Begin 40-Mile March: A coalition of Florida college students from Tallahassee, Gainesville, Miami and Orlando will spend the next three days marching about 40 miles between Daytona Beach and Sanford to protest the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. The group, which calls itself the Dream Defenders, said the march is a “stand against racial profiling, institutional racism and the legacy of violence that continues to plague young people of color,” the Orlando Sentinel reports. It’s scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. on Friday theroot.com


Trayvon Martin

Courtesy, Urban Building Initiative