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Trayvon Martin parents to appear on Today

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The parents of a slain Florida teen will appear on the Today Show Thursday.

Trayvon martin's  parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, will appear on the Today Show Thursday. The interview will be the first interview since George Zimmerman's acquittal. 

A jury found George Zimmerman not guilty of second degree murder Sunday. The trial made national headlines.

Prosecutors accused Zimmerman of profiling Martin, Zimmerman maintained he acted in self-defense.

The case was controversial and the jury was initially split on a decision, according to one of the jurors.

The Justice Department said it is looking into the case to determine whether federal prosecutors should file criminal civil rights charges now that Zimmerman has been acquitted in the state case. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama and religious and civil rights leaders urged calm in hopes of ensuring peaceful demonstrations in the wake of a case that became an emotional flash point.

Martin's parents will appear in the first half hour of the show.

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