August 28, 1955 Emmett Till, 14, Money, Mississippi
February 26, 2012 Trayvon Martin, 17, Sanford, Florida
We are still struggling with the issue of inequality and the lack of value for a black man’s life. Trayvon Martin’s most basic civil right, the right to live, was violated.
We have made so much progress and cannot allow hatred and racism to divide us. When we all join together, people of all races, we have the power to change the world we live in.
We must fight for Trayvon the same way the generation before us fought for Emmett Till.
I joined over 570,000 people in signing the petition below and hopefully you will, too.