Trayvon Martin, 17

Sanford, Florida
February 26, 2012

Agencies: Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI | Florida Department of Law Enforcement FDLE | Sanford Police Department Florida

Cause of death: Shooting

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On the night of February 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida, United States, George Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African American high school student. Zimmerman, a 28-year-old mixed-race Hispanic man,[Note 1] was the neighborhood watch coordinator for the gated community where Martin was temporarily living and where the shooting took place.

Community and Family Efforts

October 2016 Lady Gaga "Angel Down" Lyrics: Gaga reveals the meaning behind the Trayvon Martin hymn

January 2017 Sybrina Fulton & Tracy Martin release Book, 'REST IN POWER: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin' by Random House publishers

February 2017 Tidal Releases Visual Protest EP, 17, To Honor Trayvon Martin, Others Felled By Racial Violence

May 2017 Florida Memorial University announced Thursday that it will award a posthumous bachelor of science degree to Trayvon Martin at this year's commencement.