The father of Florida teen Trayvon Martin is hoping his son's death can become a message of peace. '
Tracy Martin spoke to several hundred people who gathered at Forest Park Sunday night for PeaceFest 2013. The annual event focuses on ending violence on St. Louis streets.
Martin told festival-goers men have key role to play in bringing peace to a community. "We as men, we need to go back into the communities and start mentoring the kids," Martin said. "And just show them that they are loved and that their lives do matter."
Yesterday's festivities were sponsored by A Better Family Life, a local organization that focuses on bring about positive change for families and neighborhoods.