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Trayvon Martin’s hoodie: Will it go on display at museum?

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Posted at 10:35 AM, Aug 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-01 10:40:06-04

A museum director at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., said she would be interested in acquiring a symbolic and recent piece of American history: Trayvon Martin’s hoodie.

The sweatshirt he was wearing the night he was shot by George Zimmerman “became the symbolic way to talk [about] the Trayvon Martin case,” Lonnie Bunch, the director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, told The Washington Post.

The hoodie is likely back in the hands of the Sanford Police Department and Martin’s family will be given a chance to claim it.

If put on display at the African American History Museum – which is currently under construction – the hoodie would join a collection that includes the handcuffs used on Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates as well as artifacts belonging to Harriet Tubman and date back to the days of slavery and the underground railroad, according to CBS News.

Read more at CBS News.