It’s been almost 9 years since Trayvon Martin lost his life at the hands of George Zimmerman, now his hometown of Miami will finally honor him.
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It’s almost been a decade since George Zimmerman, a cowardly neighborhood watchman, decided to stalk a young Trayvon Martin and killing him. Martin’s death sparked the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and Zimmerman’s ridiculous acquittal only fueled the flames of social injustice. To make sure we don’t ever forget Trayvon’s name, the Miami-Dade County commissioners announced the renaming of a section of NE 16th Avenue, a 3 mile stretch near his former high school, to Trayvon Martin Way CNN reports.
The resolution states:
“Trayvon Martin, a young man whose life and future prospects were tragically cut short, was homegrown.”
“This Board appreciates the social justice reforms spurred by his death, recognizes all that his legacy could have been, and would like to honor the life and memory of Trayvon Benjamin Martin by co-designating that portion of NE 16th Avenue from Ives Dairy…