On Monday morning, a jury of six women will begin hearing State of Florida v. George Zimmerman. Zimmerman is accused of second-degree murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin last year in Sanford, Fla., a city that has become the dateline of America’s 21st-century scrimmage with race.
June 19, 2013 The sun sets behind a huge American flag on the downtown waterfront of historic Sanford. Sanford today is a city of 54,000, 57 percent white and 30 percent black. “Trayvon and Zimmerman did not separate this town,” said a Goldsboro resident who called herself Ms. Payne. “There was separation before.”Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post