Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin’s Hoodie Will Be In Smithsonian Museum

(AllHipHop News) Trayvon Martin is gone but definitely not forgotten. The Smithsonian Museum plans to feature the hooded sweatshirt Trayvon Martin wore on the night he was murdered by George Zimmerman in their new National Museum of African American History and Culture branch.

Lonnie Bunch, the director of the new branch told The Washington Post that the symbolism and potential for discourse are the reasons the hoodie would be featured:

“It became the symbolic way to talk about the Trayvon Martin case. It’s rare that you get one artifact that really becomes the symbol.”

Currently, the hoodie is with the United States Department of Justice as evidence in their investigation of George Zimmerman’s potential civil rights violation stemming from him murder of Trayvon Martin.

The Smithsonian plans on opening the National Museum of African American History and Culture branch in Washington in 2015 and will reportedly also feature archival footage from Video Music Box.

  • junj03

    Cant get more ridiculous then this…

    • Arthur Coronado

      Can’t agree more.

  • Arthur Coronado

    And for fucks sake, you know gawd dam well you can find pictures of the dude past the 5th grade. Jesus.

    • therealest1

      How about pictures he had on his phone of fights, negative postings, shit talking?

      • $28825362

        You gotta remember though dude was a teenager. I agree with you but its not like he was 30 on the block doing dumb shyt.

      • theKID

        True. He was 17 in a gated community doin dumb shit

      • DJ7

        Explain?…we got time!!

      • theKID

        Out at 3 n the morn 4 sum skittles & shit?! As a young blk dude in THAT community? Trayvon shoulda been lookin 4 a trap 2 SIDESTEP, not jump right n2. No diff than DWB(DRIVIN WHILE BLK). He foolishly fell right n2 the trap and lost his life behind it. Dude was gonna take an L regardless. Zimmerman called the cops on dude already. In that racist ass part of the country he coulda still ended up dead off the strength of the cops. They coulda pulled up right as he was whippin ass. At the very least, if he woulda been lucky, they woulda locked Martin up and he’d b alive. 2 many ways it would’ve still went wrong.

      • It was 3am?

        Then again, Zim was out for the same reason…store run.

      • theKID

        I was apparently way off on the time…lol….oops

      • Hahahahaaa!

      • DJ7

        Either you’re purposefully attempting to mislead or you have no earthly clue to which you’re speaking on…the incident took place a little after 7pm…just after sundown… your intel is false so the rest of your post is useless mumbo jumbo…come again

  • therealest1

    Will one of Bill Belichick’s hoodies be in this museum as well since he’s a great NFL coach? If they could put the hoodie of a no name black kid who was the aggressor who caused his own death by the hands of a wannabe cop with lack of proper training, shouldn’t they put a future Hall Of Fame coach’s hoodie in too?

    • Troll_E_G

      How can anybody regardless of color be an aggressor if there being followed on a rainy night by a stranger …….lotta of bigots, dumbasses,n keyboard warriors on here now

      • Troll_E_G

        And furthermore, he was trained …..clearly u didn’t follow the case n spewing negativity

      • therealest1

        If he was trained, he would’ve followed protocol and let a legitimately trained and active duty peace officer handle it instead of following. He also wouldn’t have gotten beat up like that. Had Zimmerman had training, he would’ve known how to investigate properly without irking the subject.

      • *MMA training

      • therealest1

        Despite the fact Martin was being followed by a stranger, he was the aggressor based on him initiating physical contact when Zimmerman approached him to check on him despite the fact he was told not to by 911 operator, it was Martin who threw the first blows when Zimmerman clearly did not initiate any kind of physical contact. Zimmerman didn’t even exhibit his gun first. What did you expect Zimmerman to do? Lie on the ground and get beat down until the cops came? He had a strap and used it.

        If you were getting attacked and had a gun, wouldn’t you use it?

        And anyone who initiates physical contact regardless of the fact they were peeved or upset with someone approaching them will always be deemed the aggressor. For example, if a cop pulled you over in a car or stopped you walking to question you and it annoyed you, and you hit him first or make aggressive or endangering physical contact with him/her despite the fact they did not touch you, you are the aggressor, therefore they have the right to use force to protect themselves.

        I’m not siding with Zimmerman nor Martin, both sides had it wrong. Zimmerman’s ignorance and negligence definitely cost a kid his life. But Martin did cause his own demise by wanting to be hood fighting champion. He had to prove he was a bad ass with a grown man, but underestimated he was strapped. Zimmerman was trying to back away when Martin attacked him, he had to do what he had to do. Martin could’ve just cursed him out, talked shit, etc., then went home to tell his dad about it, his dad and Zimmerman could’ve had a talk, and hopefully cooler heads could’ve prevailed. You have to blame Martin for not being rationale.

        You also have to put equal blame on Zimmerman because he was negligent in approaching. He should’ve let the cops do their job instead of trying to be one. I don’t think Zimmerman was going with intent to kill the kid. Shit just got escalated between the two with a fatal end result. I won’t side with Zimmerman claiming self defense because he caused the ordeal by approaching Martin. I say manslaughter because the death was not intended. Yes, he irked Martin by following, but Martin could’ve use his head to avoid an altercation like that which caused Zimmerman to unexpectedly use his gun.

      • Troll_E_G

        How can say tray was the aggressor without video to back it up.All we can do is spespeculate, fact is he didn’t listen to 911 n caused a death due to his negligence….sounds like manslaughter to me…..also dim wounds look self inflicted n non life threatening

      • *Based on Zim’s unchallenged testimony.

        #IJS

  • Arrie Mental Woodard

    these are some ignorant ass comments here. dam allhiphop you attract all kinds guess!!!

    • Destiny Chile

      Nothing seems more ignorant than making a hero out of this dead brat.

      • DJ7

        Your comments…

    • The Black Fist

      I bet most or all of those ignorant comments were posted by Whites!!
      typical.

      • Destiny Chile

        Sure, whip out the race card, as you racists are so quick to do. If it would’ve been black on black, noone would give a shit, but since it wasn’t, your racist system turns it into a media circus.

      • DJ7

        The only race capable of said tactics unfortunately is yours sir…trying to cause division is also a tactic well studied and implemented by the Caucasian race sir…your pysco babble bs won’t work here as long as I’m around sir…to insuate that we Africans don’t care about African on African crime is mighty presumptuous of you sir…also the white thing to say I might add sir…your overstanding of my people is a great misconception and out of touch with reality sir …I have nothing b.u.t. pity for you and your people because you know not sir…last b.u.t. most importantly, don’t come here trying to misguide my brothas again or I will run you off this board like the ancient Africans ran your ancestors out of Ancient Kemit and into the dark ages…good day to you sir

      • The Black Fist

        Nicely stated! and whites are also masters of manipulation.
        There’s not ONE prejudice bone in my body, I’m just submitting facts

      • DJ7

        Facts sting more b/c you’re forced to acknowledge actuality expecially when your reality is based on falsehoods

      • $28825362

        I was thinking the same thing

      • Destiny Chile

        Because you hate white.

      • $28825362

        I’m glad you know me so well (sarcasm)

      • Destiny Chile

        Well, you accuse and generalize about whites, rather ignorantly, on this website. You incriminate yourself, I just have the balls to say it.

      • $28825362

        That’s funny, you talk about accusing but then accuse me. LOL
        It’s all good. I see the blood on the leaves.

      • Destiny Chile

        WTF is wrong with your logic, strange fruit? You come on this site saying anyone saying ignorant shit must be white.

        How can you generalize that the only people who could possibly saying anything ignorant on this topic are white people? I accuse you of hating white people because you act like you do.

      • DJ7

        You’re running through this thread down voting my comments b.u.t. yet to challenge them like the coward you are…I’ve seen your kind before…you’re one confused and childish individual filled with rage and the only way to release without harming yourself is to become a keyboard warrior…tap tap tap…straight nonsense that you have no intellectual footing to back it up with…stop it lil buddy, you’re embarrassing yourself

      • DJ7

        What you are doing Destiny Chile is playing child like games with grown folks and when called out instead of responding intelligently, you resort to hiding behind your little screen down voting any response above your pay grade….pathetic…your parent(s) should of taught you better than that!!

      • DJ7

        We Africans don’t harbor hate in our hearts…it’s unnatural….Caucasians on the other hand…well…take a look @ history

      • DJ7

        No doubt about it…not even the so called smart ones either

  • Sean Taylor

    How about his boxers too?

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  • MrNoName2K

    damn, talkin about a little over and beyond..

  • J.Erick

    Can we put the skittles and Arizona Tea in there too??

    FOH

    • therealest1

      What about the Skittles too?

  • best_believe

    This is getting a lil but over board.

  • OReillyJewFRO

    I ate skittles the night Trayvon was killed. And I rarely eat skittles. Does this mean something ?

    • therealest1

      You might be the next to die from someone following you based on suspicion if you drink an Arizona drink and wear a hoodie too.

      • hoeyuno

        True. probably hit by lightning though.

  • Destiny Chile

    What a pathetic waste of Smithsonian resources, just bury the little hoodlum and move on.

    • Sinbk Legend

      hope you never have a son…and he gets profiled u dumb BlTCH

      • Destiny Chile

        Teach your children better and keep they dirty asses off the streets and there is no problem.

      • You sound like a hood rat whose dirty @$$ is in the streets posting from your IPHONE, outside of McDonald’s….because none of your neighbors in the projects have an unlocked wifi.

      • hoeyuno

        I can get mcdicks wifi from my front door. it’s about 15 feet away..haha

      • Yeah, but she walks 18 Blocks for it…..because she has no car! LOL~N

      • greenhouse records

        So a teenager cant walk to the store at 7pm now…smh

      • hoeyuno

        The kid was walking back from the store. maybe let your kids leave the house once in awhile and let them develop social skills.

  • Nervz

    Waste of my F@^kin tax paying money!!!!

  • RichFromBX

    there’s going to come a point where all of this will all backfire…2 things you probably won’t see:
    – a civil case filed by the family
    – a civil rights case filed by the justice dept

    and here’s why – in the criminal case Trayvon’s background was deemed inadmissible by the judge (there is a specific law which protects the victim in such criminal cases as this). however, in a civil case the victim isn’t protected in the same way, the defense can and will bring up everything about TM’s past from his screen names, social media postings such as the one with the gun (argue all you want that it might not have been him holding it), the youtube video with the fight, weed postings and updated photos that show that he wasn’t this small child that photos like the one here has portrayed.

    What you’ll end up with is a well painted picture of a kid who was a thug, high all the time and very capable of being the aggressor in the confrontation which will destroy any and all awareness that has been raised…

    • Truth Powell

      You’re right. People have to question themselves on this. You’ll never see a civil case for those very same reasons. People rallied around the wrong kid. This is one of the greatest shams ever pulled on this country. In a few years there’s going to be an expose’ on this case. Like an episode of Frontline or something. Just wait and see.

      • Ray

        You a bitch hoe, the fact that he smoked weed has nothing to do with anything. He was looked at someone who didn’t belong in a neighborhood only because of his skin color (that is called racism). Followed by this punk who made sure he had his gun because no way did he think that he wasn’t going to run into him. Then when Zimmerman confronts him (yes Zimmerman, no way is someone following another person and then it is them that gets confronted), gets his ass handed to him, feels he has to shoot him. Any normal person would do the exact same thing Trayvon did, walk away, run away, whip the mofos ass if you can’t get away. But of course a black would still be at fault for that in your eyes. You’re a hoe dude, please kill yourself.

      • Hugo Buttsworth

        Your comments show just how ignorant you truly are.
        .

      • Truth Powell

        LOL. You really think you made some grand statement huh?

      • hoeyuno

        nah that’s your spot. you probably fist pump after every comment you write.

      • Truth Powell

        uh yeah…HOEyuno smh …… ur arms are too short to box with god kid.

      • hoeyuno

        Shiiiiiit.. I’ll knock you bitches into next week with a haymaker/and straight razor your face when you land seven days later

      • I think you are both right….minus the name calling.

    • greenhouse records

      Actually GZ past record is worst than TM.

    • joe barry

      i can see you listened to that ugly greasyhaired commentator who published the video which was 100 bs. The reason information was not admitted is because they were accusations, not facts.

      That fight video was garbage as neither kid knew how to fight. The commentator was not a fighter (accept when it came to washing his greasy hair), so he did not know it.

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  • DJ7

    More race baiting topics…and it worked like a charm I cee…no offense to the off brand white posters b.u.t. you only show up/respond on topics such as this and you wonder why the brothas are giving you the business…smh

  • Dan_Tebasco

    SMFH!

  • Andrew

    Not going to happen you racist scum. I’ll use his hoodie to wipe my butt.

    • joe barry

      You should not talk about your mother’s face like that.

      • Harry Ball

        Only an illiterate buffoon thinks a hoodie and a mothers face are the same. Not very bright are you?

      • joe barry

        “Not going to happen you racist scum. I’ll use his hoodie to wipe my butt.” Only sidewalk sissies talk like this on a comment forum.

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  • BullsFan4Life29

    That Federal investigation is taking a long time. What it do Eric Holder? Are you going to pursue a civil lawsuit or kick the can down the road? Maybe Obama gave that eighteen to twenty minute speech on race to appease his base, so that he could kick the can down the road on having Eric Holder bringing civil charges against George Zimmerman.

    • Destiny Chile

      There won’t be a civil case because it will expose the young man as a lying little criminal, which goes against what your racist media hype would have us believe.

      Your racist president will do nothing about it because he is no better and will do no better for you.

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