Howard County Executive Ken Ulman is scheduled to speak at a prayer vigil for Trayvon Martin on Monday, April 9 at St. John Baptist Church in Columbia.
The vigil starts at 7 p.m.
Martin’s death has become a national issue after the teen was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in Sanford, FL. Zimmerman has said he acted in self-defense. He has not been charged under Florida’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law.
The vigil organizers, the NAACP Youth Council, the African American Coalition of Howard County and the St. John the Baptist Community have invited the public to attend. St. John Baptist Church is located at 9055 Tamar Drive, Columbia.