Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, who became an advocate for the Black Lives Matter movement after her son was senselessly slaughtered by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman five years ago in Sanford, Fla., says that not enough is being done to save the lives of black children who continue to die in shootings.
Local 10 reports that Fulton said that when she heard that George Zimmerman said he killed her 17-year-old son because he felt threatened, she was determined not to be a victim, and in a new book called Rest in Power, she and Tracy Martin, Trayvon’s father, share their journey from despair to activism.
While speaking at her alma mater, Miami’s Norland High School, Fulton said that she did not want Trayvon’s death to become just another homicide. But even with her new book and the work she’s doing with the foundation she created in her son’s name, she believes it’s still not enough, so she is considering a run for office.
“I am considering running for office ... I can do my best,” Fulton said.
Fulton joined Local 10’s My Future, My Choice, an effort aimed at raising awareness about the need to end the ongoing cycle of violence in Miami, at a town hall Friday, which some of the cast members of Moonlight also attended.
Having gotten a taste of politics when she campaigned for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton last year, Fulton now thinks she is ready to do her part by running for office.
“The only thing I can do is try,” Fulton told Local 10. “And I am not afraid to try.”
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