Trayvon’s Parents to Speak in Sanford

    Family attorney Benjamin Crump, left, and Rev. Al Sharpton, rear, listen as Trayvon Martin's parents Sybrina Fulton, center, and Tracy Martin speak to thousands gathered before a rally at Fort Mellon Park in Sanford, Fla. Thursday, March 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Julie Fletcher)

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    The parents of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, shot by a neighborhood-watch volunteer a month ago, will return to Sanford, Fla., Monday to speak. The slow-simmering case was brought to a boil in part through celebrities’ efforts, and Martin’s parents will be flanked by Baltimore Ravens player Ray Lewis and basketball legend Patrick Ewing when they speak at a city meeting Monday. Civil-rights leaders such as the Rev. Jesse Jackson have also spoken in support of the family, and Jackson said Sunday that “we as a nation have become much too violent.”

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