Ever since Trayvon Martin’s tragic death, his parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, have been fighting to make sure other families don’t have to experience the same pain as they did. Due to their heavy involvement in gun reform and social justice, Fulton and Martin will reportedly be honored at VH1’s 2018 Trailblazer Honors.
Trayvon Martin’s death pushed his parents to the forefront and they have been active in speaking out against gun violence, racial and social injustice and sharing the pain of having to bury a child. In 2012, they founded the Trayvon Martin Foundation to provide advocacy for families who were victims of violent crimes and to raise awareness about gun violence and gender and racial profiling. Fulton and Martin, who have been divorced since 1999, also released a book titled Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin last year that not only details the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement but also gives an emotional account of how their lives changed after their son’s untimely death. They have even considered getting involved in politics.
The Trailblazer Honors is set to air June 29th, 2018 at 9:30 pm EST/PST on VH1 and LOGO.