- Feb. 26, 2017 marked five years since Trayvon Martin was shot dead in Sanford, Florida.
- The 17-year-old’s killing sparked the Black Lives Matter movement and conversations about racial profiling targeting black people in America.
- Jay Z and Weinstein Company have signed on to tell Martin’s story and honor his legacy through a six-part docuseries and a narrative feature film, Variety reports.
- The partners solidified the deal after winning the rights to two books that take an in-depth look into Martin’s life and the impact of his case. Read more (3/24/17)