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There wasn't that much Trayvon Martin stuff at the March on Washington


Meredith posted earlier about this "Trayvon Martin Luther King" shirt spotted at the 50th anniversary celebration of the March on Washington in D.C. Wednesday.

I was there but never saw that particular shirt. And really, other than a direct mention by Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and a couple indirect ones by other speakers, there wasn't much ado about Trayvon Martin, the unnarmed Florida teen shot and killed more than a year ago by George Zimmerman (who was acquitted of murder charges).

There were a couple shirts with Martin's face. And this sign, which suggested Zimmerman attacked himself, rather than having been in an altercation with Martin the night of the killing...

And then this sign (the other side advocated for the repeal of the "Stand Your Ground" law.

And that's about it.

The event wasn't, as some may have expected, a rally centered around Martin or New York's "Stop and Frisk" policy. It was about Martin Luther King, Jr., the racial barriers he helped break and the progress still ahead. That's what it was supposed to be about.

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