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Thousands of fraternity members convene in capital city

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A national brotherhood of African American men is meeting in the capital city and calling for justice for Florida teen Trayvon Martin.

Thousands of members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated are in Jackson this weekend for their annual seventh district meeting.

It is the 75th conference for members living in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Georgia.

The Omegas arrived Thursday and held a food giveaway, distributing food to more than 800 needy local families.

"We also gave 390 school books to Johnson Elementary School for their elementary students to be able to read over the summer...We also gave ACT prep books to Lanier High School to better prepare their seniors," said Omega Psi Phi 7th District Representative David Marion.

The organization's seventh district represents 142 chapters with more than 5,000 members.

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