Black History Month – Trayvon Martin

Today, I’m giving you a post that I read. Of course when I like something a lot, I have to share it with you. Take time to check it out. This post truly speaks to our history and has inspired a lot of people into action. His story is one that still gives me chills. And to think that his MURDERER, George Zimmerman, still roaming the streets is absolutely asinine.

We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident

Trayvon Benjamin Martin (February 5, 1995 – February 26, 2012) was a 17-year-old Black teen from Miami Gardens, Florida. His life became famous in his death that brought many issues to public interest, including neighborhood watch, stand your ground law, racial profiling, and police investigations. Trayvon’s death brought attention to the justice system and cultural diversity.

Trayvon Martin 5 Trayvon Benjamin Martin

Trayvon was born in Miami, Florida. At the time he was killed, he was a junior at Dr. Michael M. Krop High School. Trayvon is the son of Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin who divorced in 1999. On February 26, 2012, Trayvon was visiting his father who was at his fiancee’s townhouse at the Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, Florida. That evening, Trayvon walked to a convenience store and purchased candy and juice. On his walk back, George Zimmerman saw him and called the Sanford Police reporting a suspicious person.  …

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