Smithsonian wants Trayvon Martin’s hoodie

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The Smithsonian has expressed interest in acquiring the hooded sweatshirt that Trayvon Martin was wearing when he was shot. Lonnie Bunch, the director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture says that Martin’s hoodie is symbolic and could help further the discussion about race in America. The Justice Department has placed a hold on evidence in the case, including the hoodie and George Zimmerman’s gun, as it conducts a civil rights investigation.



  • MyTakeOnIt

    Race was never established as the factor. There are more historical figures and events where artifacts would commemorate true definitive racial tension. Do they want the truck from the dude who was dragged out of his truck after the OJ verdict?

  • Deb S.

    Absolutely NOT! The Smithsonian…..for Trayvon's hoodie? Really? This is a national institution….Trayvon is a kid that was out in the middle of the night roaming….and God only knows what else. We must let this matter rest. OH I know…Obama probably suggested this to the powers that be at the Smithsonian, since we have been told by the Prez that Trayvon could be HIS son??? LOL

  • molonlabeyou

    good god!!!! martin was a gang banger he got what he deserved!!!! leave it alone now!!! let this be a lesson to other gang bangers, their doing a pretty good job at killing themselves off!!!!

  • LunaTick

    Martin was trying to help a little old lady across the street and look what it got him.
    He was always helping others. We should get rid of our American Flag and Make
    his Hoodie our new Flag of the U,S,A,

  • tony454tiger

    Is the Smithsonian calling for the little baby that was shot in the face and murdered in Georgia for his pacifier? Or maybe the stroller his mother was pushing him in while on their walk in broad daylight? I have read nor heard anything more of that tragedy.
    Where is the national spot light? Where is the outrage? Where are the protest marches? Where did the president of the United States hold his national video conference saying this could have been him or his son?

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