Trayvon, Still: Circumventing the Permitting Process

Trayvon, Still: Circumventing the Permitting Process

Troubled by Trayvon Martin's death and seeking to “have these conversations in the public space," a Boston street artist and professor has erected a small, quiet, guerrilla monument to Martin on a lamp post stump he'd long considered "ripe for intervention." He put the plaque, showing a hoodie splayed on the ground, across from a Civil War monument as "a marker to how far we've come in terms of race relations... power and equality since the end of slavery."

"Unfortunately I think there are many stories like his out there...I wanted it to be more open than just a memorial to Trayvon - I wanted it to be to all young people out there with a hoodie talking on a cell phone to a friend."