The black teenager was shot and killed Feb. 26 by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman.
Zimmerman holds that he acted in self-defense. Now, the case has fueled a fiery debate over racial stereotypes, and a state law that allows people to defend themselves with deadly force.
Several congregations across the nation hung up their suits for Sunday services over the weekend — and instead donned hoodies in honor of Martin.
“I’d just like to say that we really thank them, that we appreciate all of their support. It means a lot to us,” Sybrina Fulton, Martin’s mother, told supporters.
The hoodie demonstrations are part of the uproar over the 17-year-old’s untimely death.
“I think all of us have to do some soul searching to figure out how does something like this happen,” President Barack Obama
said last week. “You know, if I had a son he’d look like Trayvon.”