Memphis Rally for Trayvon Martin

Posted on July 21, 2013 by

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At the National Civil Right Museum

The first rally was a great one; basically a group of youths about 400 passed thought the

Master of Ceremony: Phatmak introducing Melvin

Master of Ceremony: Phatmak introducing Melvin at Brinson’s nightcub

doors of Brinson’s nightclub; a stream of people continuously trafficked through its doors from Friday 12:00 noon until 12:00 midnight. This rally was different and beyond expectation; it was well planned and the people love it. For hours live entertainment was a tribute to Trayvon Martin; jazz; poems; hip hop; soul; rap; etc.; performances were by Jonbey; Melvin; Al-Hakim; Yella P; Angelique Morris; Phatmak; a live band; and much more. This rally was a Memphis “thang”; no city can do it like or measure up to the Soul of Memphis.  In addition to supporting Trayvon Martin; Phatmak promoted Heal The Hood Foundation of Memphis – an organization about helping teenage children get their lives together – a worthy group.

As rallies made their way around the world; the message appeared to be the same “Justice for Trayvon Martin”. More specifically; repealing the “Stand Your Ground” laws; the miscarriage of justice in the George Zimmerman trial; protecting children from cold-blooded killers; police brutality; profiling; and an overhaul of the American justice system.

Speakers talked about what they thought would be solutions and methods for change; from boycotting Florida to overnight protests. Many vowed to stay vigilant; continue pressuring the S.Y.G. states; and organize for the long haul.

In the background is the National Civil Rights Museum; the white reef is where Dr. Martin L. King Jr was standing when he murdered.

In the background is the National Civil Rights Museum; the white reef is where Dr. Martin L. King Jr was standing when he was murdered.

On Saturday; another rally was held at the National Civil Rights Museum; about 500 people participated in an energetic and moving rally; its speakers reminded them about community responsibilities and to vote with their ballots and money.

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A Mississippi family supporting Trayvon at the National Civil Rights Museum

Click this link to view the Memphis Trayvon Martin video at the  National Civil Rights Museum

Click this link to view the Memphis Trayvon Martin video at Brinson’s Nightcub

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