In honor of Trayvon Martin’s death, the Hammonds House Museum in Atlanta is hosting an exhibit, Remembering Trayvon: A Community Collective Exhibition Opening Event. It is an exhibit of different artists work that were inspired by the shooting and death of Trayvon Martin.
It has been two years since the shooting death of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. On the night of February 26, 2012, Zimmerman placed a call to 911 claiming that he saw a “suspicious person” in his neighborhood. According to CNN, Zimmerman disregarded the dispatcher’s instructions to not approach the person, and confronted Martin, shooting and killing him. Zimmerman claimed the shooting was in self-defense, and after a widely publicized trial, he was acquitted of second-degree murder charges.