Al Sharpton

author of “Righteous Troublemakers: Untold Stories of the Social Justice Movement in America”

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Al Sharpton: How Trayvon Martin’s killing sparked a new civil rights movement

Trayvon Martin died 10 years ago this month. Along with George Zimmerman’s trial and acquittal of murder, it all sparked the enduring Black Lives Matter movement.

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