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Image of MLK in a hoodie goes viral

Posted by Austin Tedesco  July 15, 2013 10:50 AM

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Following the George Zimmerman verdict, former Obama adviser Van Jones tweeted this image displaying Martin Luther King Jr. wearing a hoodie, which spread rapidly across Twitter. The use of hoodies has grown as a sign of support for Trayvon Martin both throughout the trial and following the verdict.

The link at the bottom of the image goes to a gallery set up by Nikkolas Smith, who is selling it as a print.

In other news surrounding the verdict, the New York Daily News ran this image on its front page this morning, showing an empty hoodie and linking Martin to victims of hate crimes such as Emmett Till and and Willie Edwards.

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