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Miami road to be named after Trayvon Martin

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Posted at 3:25 PM, Oct 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-10 15:25:02-04

A Florida road will be named after a Black teenager whose death by a neighborhood watch volunteer in 2012 catalyzed a movement for racial justice.

The Miami Herald reports Trayvon Martin's name will be added to section of an avenue that leads to a high school he attended in Miami-Dade County. Martin was shot dead in Sanford, Florida, at 17 while on a visit with his father.

The teen was unarmed and walking back from a convenience store with candy when he was shot by George Zimmerman.