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Officials name new road in Florida after Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin Road
Posted at 4:44 PM, Nov 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-05 16:44:11-05

MIAMI (AP) — A section of road that leads to the South Florida high school that Trayvon Martin attended now bears the name of the Black teenager whose 2012 death sparked a movement for social justice.

The road became Trayvon Martin Avenue during a brief ceremony on Thursday morning.

Martin was in 11th grade at Dr. Michael K. Krop Senior High when he was killed.

The 17-year-old was shot dead by George Zimmerman while Martin was visiting his father in Central Florida.

Zimmerman's acquittal under the state's self-defense law in July 2013 sparked the Black Lives Matter movement.