Mashup Photo of Martin Luther King, Jr. Wearing Trayvon Martin’s Hoodie Goes Viral


How would Martin Luther King, Jr. react if he were alive to hear about the Trayvon Martin verdict? We may never know, but a former adviser to President Barack Obama tweeted a mashup image of the iconic civil rights leader in a hoodie that has since gone viral.

Van Jones went on Twitter hours after a Florida jury found neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman not guilty of Trayvon’s murder to post the image, which mashed up the photo of Trayvon in a hoodie that was circulated in the days after his death with King’s face.



He tweeted: “April 4th, 1968 … #RipTrayvonMartin … Please RT to share this image. #MLK.” The date is a reference to the day King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, by James Earl Ray.

Supporters of Trayvon have used the hoodie as a sign of support for the 17-year-old killed by Zimmerman during the trial and after the verdict was reached.

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