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Trayvon Martin Fatally Shot in Sanford, Fla.

Feb 26, 2024
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On the evening of Feb. 26, 2012, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was fatally shot in a gated residential community in Sanford, Fla., while walking home from a nearby convenience store. His killing story sparked national and international outrage, symbolizing for many the continuing danger of being a young Black male in America. His killer would later be acquitted of all charges.


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