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Jamie Foxx joins Trayvon Martin’s parents for “Peace Walk”

Jamie Foxx arrives for the UK Premiere of Django Unchained at a central London cinema, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

By// Mariah Craddick

Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx participated in a South Florida community event for slain teenager Trayvon Martin this past Saturday called the “I am Trayvon, Day of Rememberance Peace Walk,” according to NBC Miami. Foxx joined Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, who led the walk of thousands of supporters as they carried a large banner bearing their son’s image.

“It’s just a beautiful feeling to know that all of these people are out here and honoring, in remembrance of Trayvon,” Martin’s father said.

Foxx also expressed his empathy with the ordeal.

“When I first saw this story, I couldn’t get over it,” he said. “…I don’t want anybody to forget about this, because they can’t forget about the fact that they lost their son.”

Trayvon Martin was killed nearly a year ago on Feb. 26. Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman shot the teen to death during a confrontation and claims the shooting was self-defense. Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Martin.