Sharpton and Jackson Leads Sanford’s Goldsboro Rally For Trayvon Martin

On March 31, a rally for Trayvon Martin took place in the Goldsboro section of Sanford, Florida.

The second established black city in the nation, Goldsboro is my home neighborhood.

 

Crooms Academy was the starting point.  It’s an integrated academy now.  Yet, during segregation, this is where my mother and other “colored” kids went.

 

Leading the rally was Ben Jealous of the NAACP, Reverend Al Sharpton and Reverend Jesse Jackson.

The march itself happened on 13th Street.

I didn’t catch the woman’s name.  Yet, she’s the head of a NAACP Florida chapter.

The rally stopped in front of Sanford Police quarters.  The fire station is located here too.

Free water was passed out.

Speakin’ of passed out.

This was my first time seeing a black nationalist flag in my hometown.  Red stands for the blood. Black stands for the people. Green stands for the land.

The guy on the far left is Mariel Reed, today’s DJ.  I’ve known him since 5 years old.

I see more black bikers in Sanford than the rest of Central Florida.

Marcus on the left. Me on the right.  Marcus was in my second grade class at Pine Crest Elementary.

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