FAMU Holds Vigil for Trayvon Martin

Tallahassee, FL -- March 26, 2012 --

A different tone was set Monday evening at the eternal flame on the campus of FAMU; one of prayer and one of understanding.

"You get an opportunity [to see] people's perspectives and to really see the variety of perspectives even within the African-American community," FAMU student Michael Jefferson said.

Students that spoke at the vigil talked about a lot of underlying issues in the case including racial-profiling.

Justice for Trayvon Martin lies in defining or defying all of the stereotypes, defying all of the profiles that are made about young black men."

"We have a black president but even with a black president we're still not equal," FAMU student Lou Jean-Baptiste said. "Equality is not as free as they make it seem."

Many of the students who attend the university are only a couple of years older than Trayvon. That's why many take the story to heart and want closure for Martin's family.

"Trayvon could have been my brother. Could have been anybody in the circle's brother."

A recent CNN poll said that 73% of those surveyed believe George Zimmerman should be arrested.


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