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Small rally makes big request for racial justice

Robert Traynham sat in the back of the bus until he was 18 years old. Growing up in West Virginia, he said, he passed three whites-only schools on his way to classes each morning. He fought the Ku Klux Klan as a Black Panther, he said, and marched on Washington with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

And on Saturday afternoon in Boston, bearing a sign that read “Justice for Trayvon,” the 77-year-old marched for the 17-year-old who was shot and killed a year and a half ago in Sanford, Fla.

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