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Remembering Trayvon Martin: 6 Tweets That Challenge Us to Never Forget

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Trayvon Martin is said to have been getting skittles and tea from a service station before he died.

In 2012, an unarmed Black teen was shot and killed in a gated Sanford, Fla. community, His name was Trayvon Martin and his death spurred the Black Lives Matter movement we know today. Former neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, who was, acquitted of second-degree murder charges in 2013, left the 17-year-old’s parents in mourning.

In the wake of his death, parents Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin have established The Trayvon Martin Foundation to stop gun violence and have teamed with Jay-Z to bring his memoir, “Rest In Power,” to the screen.

On the sixth anniversary of the teen’s death, glimpse six tweets that will encourage you to keep saying his name.

George Zimmerman Has Been Walking Free

Donate In His Honor

America’s Wake Up Call Continues

Nothing Has Changed Since Then

Race Matters

Black Youth Don’t Get the Benefit of the Doubt

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