Spelman students sell Skittles for Trayvon Martin

11:09 AM, Mar 30, 2012   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- In the weeks following Trayvon Martin's death, Atlanta has seen many groups come together to demanding justice for the unarmed teen killed in Florida.

But at the Atlanta University Center, students say Martin's case hits particularly close to home. Students from Morehouse College, Spelman College and Clark Atlanta University have pledged to do whatever they can to help support the Martin Family.

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For the women at Spelman College, that starts with one bite-sized bag of candy.

"We had to do something. And we wanted to do something that would jump start a lot of larger initiatives that we would do," said Spelman Student Government president Taylor Allen.

The group decided to sell Skittles for 50 cents per bag - the same candy Martin was carrying the night he was shot and killed. All donations will be mailed directly to the Martin family. The students have almost sold out, raising $150 in three hours.

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Allen says this is just the tip of the iceberg.

"The AUC is feeling like a really special place right now because it is so energized with people who want to do something," she said.

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