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Trayvon Martin, 10 years later: Teen's death changes nation

Trayvon Martin 10 Years Later
Posted at 2:30 PM, Feb 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-26 14:30:42-05

NEW YORK (AP)  — The killing of Trayvon Martin at the hands of a stranger still reverberates 10 years later -- in protest, in partisanship, in racial reckoning and reactionary response, in social justice and social media. Martin's final night began with a convenience store run, a quick trip for candy and something to drink. It ended in a confrontation with a neighborhood watch volunteer, a shot fired, the 17-year-old dead on the street. It might have been expected to end there -- the violent deaths of Black teenagers have rarely drawn even fleeting attention. But this was an exception, and the effects still ripple.