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 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)
News has come out today that Rap Icon Jay-Z will be collaborating with Weinstein Company that will lead to a series about Trayvon Martin. Trayvon Martin was the unarmed high school student who was killed by a neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in 2012. Martin’s case drew in media attention far and wide, now as Jay-Z has secured rights to two books written about Martin as well as the court case there will surely be an informative series about a young man who brought light and attention to a corrupt system.