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.
— Van Jones (@VanJones68) July 14, 2013
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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