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Remembering Trayvon Martin 10 Years Later

The community of Sanford, Florida, continues to remember the life and legacy of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed Black teen killed there in 2012. A local Black history museum displays many of the items left at the memorials created for Martin soon after his death. In this interview with the woman who founded the museum and set up the very first memorial for Trayvon Martin, she recalls when she learned about his death and what happened in her community in the days following the killing. Listen to hear about the impact of Trayvon Martin’s death, and learn why the woman compares him to Emmett Till.


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Story Length: 4:30

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Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

Discussion Themes

  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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