Dozens of Sacramento residents plan to participate in 'National Hoodie Day' on Tuesday to recognize the death of Trayvon Martin and other youth who are under-represented by authorities.
Similar movements are scheduled across the country, including Stockton, Los Angeles and Oakland, said activist Kevin Carter.
Organizers are calling the gathering the 'March for Social Justice.' They plan to come together at Southside Park on the corner of 6th Street and T Street at 10:30 a.m. They hope to march to a rally on the corner of 13th Street and K Street and continue to the Attorney General's office. The group expects to end their march with a rally on the north steps of the Capitol at 2 p.m.
April 10 is the date when the Florida grand jury was originally scheduled to hear the details of Martin's case. Special prosecutor Angela Corey said Monday that she would skip the proceedings and make the decision on the charges herself, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Martin was shot and killed in Sanford, Fla. in February by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman. Zimmerman says he responded to Martin in self-defense; he has not been arrested.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times