Trayvon Martin's Father to Speak on Capitol Hill

SANFORD, FL - JULY 8:  The parents of Trayvon Martin, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton arrive for the 20th day of the George Zimmerman trial in Seminole circuit court July 8, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

Trayvon Martin's Father to Speak on Capitol Hill

Tracy Martin, the father of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, will be on Capitol Hill for a hearing addressing the challenges faced by African-American boys and men.

Published July 24, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — The father of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin will be on Capitol Hill for a hearing addressing the challenges faced by African-American boys and men.

Tracy Martin will give opening remarks Wednesday at the inaugural hearing of the Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys. D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and Illinois Congressman Danny Davis are the co-chairs of the newly formed caucus. Both are Democrats.

The hearing will also feature remarks by David Johns, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African-Americans; Georgetown University sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson; and Kweisi Mfume (kwah-EE'-see oom-FOO'-may), a former congressman and NAACP president.

Earlier this month, neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was acquitted of second degree murder in the slaying of the 17-year-old Martin, who was unarmed.

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Written by The Associated Press

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