Trayvon Martin’s Parents Presented With His Honorary Posthumous Degree

May 21, 2017  |  

It’s been five years since the untimely death of 17-year-old Travyon Martin sparked a national debate over race.

On Saturday (May 20), Florida Memorial University awarded an honorary degree to Martin. Accepted by his parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, they took the stage at the university’s commencement in Miami Gardens to receive a posthumous bachelor’s degree in aeronautical science on their son’s behalf.

Fulton and Martin also spoke, sharing that the ceremony was bittersweet. Nevertheless, they passed on inspirational tidbits to the graduates: “To the graduates, I tell you, there is no limit to what you can do,” said Fulton. “Just stay focused and put your mind to it, and you can do it.”

“Today was just a prime example of what our community is built on, and just watching all the 2017 graduates come across the stage, and just to share that moment with them, it was very powerful,” Travyon’s father also added.

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