Today would have been Trayvon Martin’s 24th birthday, but instead of his mother celebrating the milestone she is forever marred by the tragedy of his death that occurred only a few weeks later. Trayvon’s death, by the hands of overzealous neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, polarized the nation and gave birth to the modern civil rights movement #BlackLivesMatter. Trayvon is no longer with us, but his murder will be in history books forever.
Celebrities, fans and friends have taken to social media to remember him on this day, February 5, when racism is still alive and well. Coincidentally on a day when White actor Liam Neeson is defending statements that he went out seeking to be threatened by a Black man so he could kill them.
See what the social sphere remembers about Trayvon.