Thousands are expected to show up at Bayfront Park this weekend for a planned hometown rally to remember slain 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. U.S. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson is organizing the rally, and Rev. Jesse Jackson and singer Chaka Kahn are scheduled to attend.
Gates will open at 1 p.m. on Sunday, and the event will start at 4 p.m. It will end three hours later.
Among the others planning to attend: Martin's parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, as well as Miami City Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones, Rep. Corinne Brown, Rep. Al Green (D-Texas), Florida Rep. Cynthia Stafford, Miami-Dade Commissioner Barbara Jordan, singer Betty Wright, and actress JoMarie Payton.
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Several smaller gatherings have taken place in Martin's hometown, including several protests and rally at high school, but Sunday's event is shaping up to be the biggest yet.