Florida Memorial University to Award Trayvon Martin a Posthumous Honorary Degree

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Tampa Bay.com

Trayvon Martin

At its commencement ceremony on May 13, Florida Memorial University will present a posthumous honorary degree to Trayvon Martin, the Florida teenager killed by George Zimmerman five years ago.

The private university announced Wednesday that Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, will accept a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical science with a concentration in flight education on behalf of their son.

The degree is in “honor of the steps he took during his young life toward becoming a pilot,” the school said in a Facebook post. Florida Memorial’s Department of Aviation and Safety has a designated Cessna pilot training center, and the school also houses the Trayvon Martin Foundation. It is based in Miami Gardens where Trayvon Martin lived.

Trayvon Martin was 17-years old when he was shot and killed on February 26, 2012.

 

Posted on 05/04/2017, in Justice For Trayvon, Trayvon Martin and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    This makes me happy … truly think Trayvon & his family deserve this! 👍🏽

  2. A reflective and dignified memorial. We do not forget Trayvon.

  3. 🙂

  4. yahtzeebutterfly

    Wonderful!

  5. crustyolemothman

    His memory lives on! Too bad he was denied the opportunity to fulfill his dreams while here on this earth.

  6. Dear Xena,

    This was an uplifting message to send out to the world and a reminder that his memory will never die. And HIS STORY will be reported in our history books as not one of our finest moments.

    Hugs Gronda

    • Gronda,
      Yes! Trayvon’s unique case was immediately approached by people dehumanizing him on social media with others focusing on his killer’s words and representations. There were other cases involving stand your ground in Florida, but barely a mention of them on social media. It brought out the good and the bad across America. I am so proud of Sybrina and Tracy because in spite of all the bad, they turn lemons into lemonade.

  7. I don’t think anyone will ever forget the name of Trayvon Martin. Thank you so much to Florida Memorial University for this honor.

  8. I am so happy ! ! !

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