One year ago today, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot to death by George Zimmerman, who claims he was attacked and shot Martin in self defense. Martin’s family, however, claims that the unarmed teen was racially profiled.
Since their son’s death, Martin’s parents Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton have been advocating against gun violence.
“We’re doing this for Trayvon,” Fulton explains. “We’re doing this so we can help other kids, the other teenagers who have been shot and killed through senseless gun violence. We feel like we need to do something about it as parents. I have a son on earth and a son in heaven, and I’m going to do my best as a parent to work on both.”