Trayvon’s Hoodie Could Be Displayed
It’s the hoodie known around the world. The blood-stained black hoodie 17-year-old Trayvon Martin wore on the night he was shot and killed in February 2012, and now, it could become part of a museum exhibit.
According to The Washington Post, the evidence is currently being held while the Justice Department conducts a civil rights investigation against George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who was acquitted of all charges in the controversial case. The hoodie could also be used for a civil lawsuit, but it most likely will be returned to Trayvon’s parents once all is said and done.
From there, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin will have a choice to make. Rev. Al Sharpton, who claims Trayvon is this generation’s Emmett Till, has already shared his opinion and said he’d like to see the slain teenager’s hoodie preserved. Sharpton continued that he would like to see the sweatshirt become part of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. The museum is currently under construction and expected to open in 2015.
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