High School Student

Florida teen Trayvon Martin killed

The tragic death of Trayvon Martin, a young high school student, shook the nation and highlighted critical issues of race and justice in America.

Trayvon Martin – Who was he?

Trayvon Martin was born on February 5, 1995, in Miami, Florida. Known for his charismatic charm and sociable nature, Trayvon attended Carol City High School for his freshman and part of his sophomore year before transferring to Krop High School. Despite his young age, Trayvon’s untimely death has become a symbol in the ongoing fight for racial equality and justice in America.

He was just 17 years old when he tragically lost his life while walking home from a convenience store. The incident and subsequent trial received widespread media coverage, drawing attention to issues surrounding self-defense laws and racial profiling. In life, Trayvon Martin was simply a regular teenager with hopes and dreams; in death, he is remembered as a pivotal figure in the struggle for civil rights.

Cause of Death

Trayvon Martin was shot and killed on February 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida. The 17-year-old was walking home from a convenience store within a gated community when he encountered George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch coordinator. Zimmerman shot Trayvon, claiming it was in self-defense during a confrontation. The controversial death reignited national conversations on race, gun laws, and justice.

The trial that ensued further polarized public opinion. George Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges on July 13, 2013, a verdict that many viewed as an indictment of the judicial system and its handling of racially charged cases.

Trayvon Martin was laid to rest at Dade Memorial Park in Opa-locka, Florida. His death remains a catalyst for discussions on civil rights and has inspired various societal reforms and social movements, including the Black Lives Matter movement.