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Miami Artist Unveils Trayvon Martin Mural At Florida Capitol

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Miami artist Huong unveiled a 50-feet-long, 8-feet-high mural titled “We Are Trayvon Martin” at the Florida capitol last week. In the work, a man depicting George Zimmerman pulls the trigger on a hooded figure as Martin Luther King’s head explodes in the background. Instead of the face of Trayvon Martin, the hooded face is actually a mirror that transforms each onlooker into the shooting victim of the scene.

Huong, a Vietnam War refugee and peace activist, said in a release:

“The sorrow from [Trayvon Martin’s death] seemed to endlessly carry on, and African-American parents everywhere hugged their sons just that much tighter. We decided not to stay quiet and make sure that we would be the voice Trayvon Martin was not allowed to keep. That is why we created this work, to ensure that everyone knows of the horrors that are still evident in our society and to educate the public on the monstrosity that is racism.”

Huong hopes to take the mural on the road and eventually to Washington, D.C.

SOURCE: Huffington Post

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