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Trayvon Martin’s 20th Birthday: A Timeline Of Racial Issues That Have Plagued Black America  was originally published on rickeysmileymorningshow.com

1. Trayvon Martin’s Life Wasn’t In Vain

Trayvon Martin’s Life Wasn’t In Vain

2. 1995: The OJ Simpson Verdict

3. 1996: Texaco Pays Over $170 Million In A Racial Discrimination Case

1996: Texaco Pays Over $170 Million In A Racial Discrimination Case

4. 1997: Stephen Lawrence’s Alleged Murderers Exposed

1997: Stephen Lawrence’s Alleged Murderers Exposed

5. 1998: The Death Of James Bryd, Jr.

6. 1999: Amadou Diallo & 41 Bullets

7. 2000: Former Black Panther Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin Is Accused of Murder

2000: Former Black Panther Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin Is Accused of Murder

8. 2001:The Cincinnati Riots

9. 2002: Donovan Jackson Chavis & Inglewood Cops

2002: Donovan Jackson Chavis & Inglewood Cops

10. 2003: Scranton, Pennslyvania’s Skinhead Epidemic & Ousmane Zongo

2003: Scranton, Pennslyvania’s Skinhead Epidemic & Ousmane Zongo

11. 2005: Hurricane Katrina

2005: Hurricane Katrina

12. 2006: Sean Bell

13. 2006: The Jena 6

14. 2007: Don Imus Calls Female Basketball Team “Nappy Headed Hoes”

15. 2008: LeBron James’ King Kong Cover For VOGUE

16. 2009: Oscar Grant

17. 2010: Aiyana Stanley-Jones, Dead at 7-Years-Old

18. 2010: Omar Thornton, Employee Turned Gunman

19. 2011: The Capital Punishment of Troy Davis

20. 2012: Jordan Davis & Trayvon Martin

2012: Jordan Davis & Trayvon Martin

21. 2014: #BlackLivesMatter: Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Renisha McBride, Antonio Martin, John Crawford, Tamir Rice & More

22. 2015: We Shall Overcome

2015: We Shall Overcome
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