Remembering Trayvon Martin on His Birthday
5th February 2019 by BOTWC Staff
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5th February 2019 by BOTWC Staff
Trayvon Martin, who wanted to attend the University of Miami or Florida A&M University, had big dreams. Those dreams included one day flying the skies as a pilot or pursuing a career as an aviation mechanic. However, his life was tragically cut short at the age of 17 when he was wrongfully targeted and killed by a self-proclaimed neighborhood watchman in 2012.
"Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago." —President Obama— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 19, 2013
His dream of flying was honored in 2017 by his mother Sybrina Fulton's alma mater of Florida Memorial University, who awarded Trayvon with a posthumous Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation. To this day, people across the nation continue to honor and remember Trayvon and how he sparked a movement - especially on his birthday of February 5.
Wishing a Happy Birthday to our Brother Trayvon Martin who would’ve turned 24 today. RIP. pic.twitter.com/xsYbclHmSn— COMMON (@common) February 5, 2019
Today is the birthday of Trayvon Martin. There are no words for this pain. Lifting up his mom, dad, brother and all who love him. 💜 #TrayvonMartin— Nelba Márquez-Greene, 🇵🇷🇨🇦 (@Nelba_MG) February 5, 2019
Remembering #TrayvonMartin, who would have turned 24 today. “We will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream.” #MLK90 #BlackHistoryMonth pic.twitter.com/7vwK1Cbhk1— The King Center (@TheKingCenter) February 5, 2019
Today Trayvon Martin should be turning 24. This is one milestone on a long list of "should haves" Trayvon will never get to enjoy— CiCi Adams🌸 (@CiCiAdams_) February 5, 2019
We honor him by continuing to fight for justice, the fight for Black boys & girls — with purpose & intentionality, w/ love & courage. Rest in power. pic.twitter.com/kKKFoPxfJc
#TrayvonMartin should be celebrating his 24th birthday today.— Nat'l Urban League (@NatUrbanLeague) February 5, 2019
Sending love + light to his family, loved ones + everyone who was forever changed by the unjust loss of his young life 🙏🏾. pic.twitter.com/oOaoo9WCwq
Today, would’ve been Trayvon Martin’s 24 birthday. He deserved to live. pic.twitter.com/EZvCmVNS19— G O L D I E. (@goldietaylor) February 5, 2019
#TrayvonMartin would’ve been 24 years old today. May he rest in peace as we continue to pursue justice for him and his family. pic.twitter.com/H3ytFfIEWE— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) February 5, 2019
TODAY: We remember Trayvon Martin who would have been 24 years old. Just know that you are forever in our hearts. And we will keep fighting for justice. #TrayvonMartin 🖤 pic.twitter.com/ZHUaHPdVhr— NAACP (@NAACP) February 5, 2019
Happy 24th Birthday to Trayvon Martin! #SpreadLove #TrayvonMartin pic.twitter.com/KkUBt5ydnk— Miles Brown (@MilesBrown) February 5, 2019
#TrayvonMartin would have been 24 years old today. He might have been working a 9-5 or corporate job by now. He might be a teacher or an astronaut. Maybe he would be in love.— Jenn M. Jackson (@JennMJack) February 5, 2019
Racism kills. It also drastically changes the shape and the possibility of the world around us. RIP. pic.twitter.com/zQOyTrebIN
#TrayvonMartin should be 24 today. Instead, he will be forever 17. My heart is with his family as they continue to process his murder. pic.twitter.com/mq7uPJ2gbW— Khary Penebaker, Fx (@kharyp) February 5, 2019
Today, we remember that smiling boy who was just trying to get home in the rain. A boy who was singled out, targeted, criminalized, and adultified like too many other Black boys simply for being Black. May you forever rest in power, #TrayvonMartin. pic.twitter.com/YG4yKeuPNJ— Geneviéve Jones-Wright (@GJonesWright) February 5, 2019
Rest in power, Trayvon. We will continue to walk in your light and honor your life!