This photo courtesy of NBC shows Sybrina Fulton (Land Tracy Martin as they appear during an interview on NBC News' "Today" show on July 18, 2013 in New York. Race was a factor in the death of an unarmed black US teen shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer who has been acquitted, the victim's father said Thursday ahead of weekend protests over the case. The mother of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin meanwhile called for calm in the wake of the acquittal in of George Zimmerman in their son's death.)

Trayvon Martin's father, Tracy Martin, will appear on Capitol Hill on Wednesday afternoon to offer remarks to a hearing of a newly formed caucus.

The Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys will hold its first hearing starting at 3 p.m., during which Tracy Martin will offer opening remarks, according to a release from caucus co-chairs Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) and Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.).