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Historian, educator, and activist Francis Oliver of Sanford stands inside the Goldsboro Welcome Center, which she founded along with the Goldsboro Historical Museum. (Photo: Nicole Darden Creston)
Social Justice

Ten years after Trayvon Martin’s death, have advocates seen progress?


On February 26th, 2012, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot dead in Sanford by then 28-year-old George Zimmerman, who claimed self-defense. The shooting and what followed sparked outrage from the community that grew into an international movement. For our series marking ten years since Trayvon Martin’s shooting, we asked some protest leaders and advocates what they remember from that time, and whether they’ve seen progress in the last decade.
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Central Florida News

Conversations: Zimmerman Attorney Now Represents Family Of Black Cincinnati Man Slain By White Officer


A Cincinnati man is the latest African-American slain in a confrontation with a white officer. Samuel DuBose was shot during a traffic stop. Former University of Cincinnati officer Ray Tensing is charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter. He says he’s innocent. Central Florida attorney Mark O’Mara is representing the DuBose family.
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