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Published: 21 March 2012

George Zimmerman

NEW YORK (AP) -- The parents of a black teenager who was shot to death by a neighborhood watch captain in Florida are set to attend a march in his memory Wednesday night in New York City.

A spokesman for the family's lawyer says Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin will attend an event called the Million Hoodie March at Union Square. Their son, Trayvon, 17, was shot to death last month while returning to a gated community in Sanford, Fla., after buying candy at a convenience store.

The teenager was unarmed and wearing a hoodie at the time.

The shooter, George Zimmerman, has not been charged in the Feb. 26 shooting. He has said he shot Martin in self-defense after Martin attacked him.

Zimmerman is white; his family says he's Hispanic.

The U.S. Department of Justice has opened a civil rights probe into the shooting.

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