July 13, 2013: George Zimmerman Found Not Guilty in Murder of Trayvon Martin Trial

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A Brief History On July 13, 2013 self-appointed community watchman George Zimmerman, an Hispanic-American, was found not guilty of having murdered 17-year-old African-American Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012.  The case was closely watched across America and prompted strong racial tensions. Digging Deeper Because of Zimmerman’s outward appearance, the public assumed, with help from the media,...
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