One thing has been very clear throughout the media coverage of Trayvon Martin's murder: He has parents who will stop at nothing to see justice served.
A moving article was penned by the Miami Herald chronicling the brave activism of the slain teen's parents and how they have found solace through activism, and are using the loss of their son to serve as something bigger than a personal grievance.
Check out some excerpts from the article below:
[Sybrina Fulton] repeated answers to the same tired questions with poise. She pretended it did not irk her to be asked again and again: “What would you say to George Zimmerman?” Fulton gave a dozen back-to-back interviews that day, often invoking the Bible verse from Proverbs that got her through the crushing grief in the public eye: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.”
“I am not doing this for fun,” Fulton told The Miami Herald later, a BET news camera rolling. “I am doing this for a purpose. I know the purpose I am doing it for, and it pushes me forward, giving me the force to go ahead and put my clothes on and do it.”
“We had a lot of questions. I questioned, ‘Why Trayvon?’” she said. “So many people’s children are killed, and their names are not known all over the world. Trayvon’s name is known all over the world. I had to go back and re-read that scripture and lean not to my own understanding.”
The family lawyer later chimes in about Trayvon's mother's activism saying:
“I still don’t think Sybrina has completely accepted that Trayvon is never coming back,” said Benjamin Crump, the Tallahassee attorney the family hired to help push for criminal charges. “At some point it will hit her. The media interviews are a constant reminder that this is real. What distinguishes Sybrina is that she’s an educated woman who tries to think before she responds. She has an inner voice, and I’m blown away by the things she says.”
As is the world.
If bravity was eptimozed it wold have the face of Sybrina Fulton. We will continue to keep our proverbial hoodies up in the firght for justice.
Check out the whole article over at the Miami Herald.