Florida Memorial University, a historically black college in Miami Gardens, Florida, where Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon’s mother, received her bachelor’s in English, intends to make that deferred dream a reality.
The university’s aviation school will posthumously confer Trayvon with a pilot’s degree during its commencement exercises on May 13, the college’s president announced.
“Of special significance is awarding posthumously the Bachelor of Science Degree in Aviation to Trayvon Martin,” Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, president of Florida Memorial University, said in a press release posted to Facebook on Wednesday. “Sybrina, our alum, epitomizes strength and dignity as she uplifts other victims of violence while effecting change for a more equal and just society.” Read more (5/5/17 11:20 AM)
On February 5, 2017, Trayvon Martin would’ve turned 22. Instead, he was shot and killed just a few weeks after celebrating his 17th birthday. People are using the occasion to reflect on his life and the issues to which his death brought attention. Here is how the internet commemorated him.
Florida high schooler Milan Morris and designer Terrence Torrence knew they wanted to make a statement at the Pahokee High School prom in Pahokee, Florida. But rather than go for just some extra glitz and glam, the two worked on a dress armed with a powerful statement on police brutality, its victims and the Black Lives Matter Movement.
To prom this year, Morris, 17, arrived in a black lace dress covered with a collage of faces of just some of the most famous victims of police brutality, including Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland and Michael Brown.
“Yes I’m black. Yes I’m 17,” Morris wrote on Instagram. “Yes GOD is using me to convey a message that’s bigger than me.” Read more(4/24/17)