Trayvon Martin’s Mom Speaks at Urban League in Philly on Friday


AP reports:

The mother of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will speak in Philadelphia at the National Urban League’s annual conference, which will focus on civil rights, voting rights and job creation.

Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, will speak Friday. She supports Holder’s decision to investigate whether her son’s killer, George Zimmerman, could be charged under federal civil rights laws. A jury acquitted Zimmerman in Martin’s death, finding that he acted in self-defense.

In both discussions, “what we’re hoping they will produce is certainly more knowledge, more information and more mobilization around the issues of voting rights and also justice,” said Philadelphia Urban League President Patricia Coulter.