Trayvon Martin’s parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, had hoped to see their son graduate from Miami’s Dr. Michael M. Krop High School this spring. Instead they’ll likely spend their time at court hearings, watching the legal proceedings against their son’s killer.
In the months following Trayvon’s death, Martin and Fulton, who are divorced, made numerous appeals across the country and on television, coming out publicly against Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law and others similar to it in other states. “I want justice in 2013,” Fulton told Essence magazine. “We want Trayvon’s murderer held accountable for what he did. This was a murder. This was not a case of ‘Stand Your Ground’ or self-defense.
“One of the things Tracy and I have done is take a negative and make it positive. We want to try and engage the political process with the Change for Trayvon campaign to encourage people around the country to get involved and vote to help revise these ‘Stand your ground’ laws,” she said.
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