Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Sybrina Fulton: Mother of Trayvon Martin Receives Honorary Doctorate from Benedict College

Sybrina Fulton
via Twitter

*The mother of Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton, was the 2018 commencement speaker at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina this past weekend, where she was also presented with an honorary doctorate degree and a key to the city by Mayor Steve Benjamin.

She took to Instagram moments after the ceremony to share her new title: “I present to you……Dr. Sybrina Fulton,” the caption read. “I went from the 2018 Commencement Convocation speaker at Benedict College to Doctor & I also received the key to the city from the Mayor of Columbia, SC.”

Photo: Ryan Stone

“Sybrina is a model of grace and strength, ” said Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, President and CEO of Benedict College, ‘we are all Trayvon’ and demand social justice for our sons.”

On the night of February 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida, George Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon Martin, who was unarmed, during an alleged physical altercation between the two. Zimmerman claimed self-defense but was later charged with murder. He was ultimately acquitted at trial on self-defense grounds.

After the death of her son in 2012, Sybrina started the Trayvon Martin Foundation, “a non profit organization whose main purpose is to provide both emotional and financial support to families who have loss a child to gun violence,” according to the website.

Last year, Fulton and Trayvon’s father, Tracy Martin, co-authored a book that Jay-Z produced as a six-part series titled “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story.”

Zimmerman allegedly made threats aimed at both Beyoncé and Jay-Z during the filming of the doc, The Blast reported. In a series of text messages obtained by the site, he called Beyoncé a “broke whore” and promised she and Jay would “find themselves inside a 13 foot gator.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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