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Rally held in Miami area for Trayvon Martin includes Jamie Foxx and family of Emmett Till

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MIAMI (AP) - Actor Jamie Foxx and the families of Emmett Till and Oscar Grant joined South Florida residents this weekend to commemorate the second anniversary of Trayvon Martin's fatal shooting by neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman.

There was a peace walk Saturday in Miami Gardens, and a gala hosted by The Trayvon Martin Foundation is planned for Sunday in Davie on what would have been Martin's 19th birthday.

A spokeswoman for Martin's family says the focus of the weekend is to explore strategies to reduce violence.

Till, a black teen, was murdered in Mississippi in 1955, and Grant, also a black teen, was fatally shot by a police officer in Oakland in 2009.

Zimmerman was acquitted last summer of fatally shooting the unarmed Martin, who is black, in February 2012.

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