Trayvon Martin (1995-2012) was murdered five years ago on this day, February 26th. He was seventeen years old.
This print by Ricardo Levins Morales features a poignant quote from civil rights organizer Ella Baker –
“Until the killing of black men, black mother’s sons, becomes as important to the rest of the country as the killing of a white mother’s son, we who believe in freedom cannot rest until this happens.”
Benjamin Crump, “5 Years After Trayvon Martin’s Death, What Has Nation Learned,” USA Today, February 23, 2017.
Mychal Denzel Smith, “A Host of New Groups are Reviving the Grassroots Fight for Racial Equality,” The Nation, August 27, 2014.