Florida Memorial University to Honor Trayvon Martin with Posthumous Degree
On February 26, 2012, neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin dead. The next day he passed a lie detector test. Despite this, the judge on the case jailed and then re-jailed George Zimmerman.
Autopsy results after the shooting revealed that Trayvon Martin had only two injuries on his body – a fatal gunshot wound and bloody knuckles.
George Zimmerman had a fractured nose, two black eyes and cuts on the back of his head following the incident.
Zimmerman faced charges of second-degree murder. He maintained he was not guilty and that shooting Martin was self-defense.
An autopsy revealed Trayvon had drugs in his system when he died.
George Zimmerman was exonerated by a Florida jury in July 2013.
Trayvon Martin was suspended from school several times.
He was caught ‘tagging‘ a door with “WTF.”
Trayvon was caught with a bag full of women’s jewelry and a screw driver.
Trayvon reportedly assaulted his teacher at one school.
Florida Memorial University will honor Trayvon Martin with a posthumous degree in aviation.
The Daily Mail reported:
A university will award Trayvon Martin a posthumous Bachelor of Science Degree in aviation, five years after the black teenager was fatally shot by a member of a community watch group in a central Florida neighborhood.
An announcement on Florida Memorial University’s official Facebook page says Martin’s parents will accept his degree in aeronautical science during a May 13 commencement ceremony.
The late teen’s mother Sybrina Fulton, 51, is an alumnus of the historically black school and co-founded the Trayvon Martin Foundation – housed by Florida Memorial’s Department of Aviation and Safety – along with his father Tracy Martin after her son’s death in 2012.
Martin, who would have been 22 years old this year, took aviation classes during his junior year at Dr. Michael M. Krop High School in Miami-Dade County, Florida and the university’s statement says it will honor the steps he took toward becoming a pilot.
‘Of special significance is awarding posthumously the Bachelor of Science Degree in Aviation to Trayvon Martin,’ president of the university, Dr.Roslyn Artis said.
‘Sybrina, our alum, epitomizes strength and dignity as she uplifts other victims of violence while effecting change for a more equal and just society.’