Thousands of activists from across the United States are expected to join the NAACP and other civil rights leaders in Sanford, Florida on Saturday, March 31 to honour the memory of Trayvon Martin and to move the national conversation on race from anger to answers.
The March will begin at 11 a.m. at Crooms Academy of Information Technology (2200 West 13th Street, Sanford, Florida 32771) and end at the Sanford Police Station (815 West 13th Street, Sanford, FL 32771) with addresses from the leaders beginning at 12 noon.
Among the leaders heading this day of action are Roslyn M. Brock, Chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors; Benjamin Todd Jealous, National NAACP President and CEO; Florida NAACP State Conference President Adora Obi-Newze, NAACP Seminole County Branch President Turner Clayton; Rev. Al Sharpton, National Action Network President; Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., Rainbow PUSH Coalition President & Founder; Monica Russo, SEIU 1199 Executive Vice President; Janet Murguia, President, National Council of La Raza; Melanie L. Campbell, President and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation; Rev. Jamal Bryant; and representatives from the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association.