Trayvon Martin’s Parents: Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin
In Conversation with Chris Jackson
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On the night of February 26, 2012, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch coordinator for the gated community where Martin was living in Sanford, Florida. Martin was unarmed. Travyon’s tragic death became a catalyst for a growing nationwide campaign for justice. At the forefront stood Trayvon’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, powered by love to fight against an indifferent and often hostile system in order to make their son’s life meaningful, even in death.
Timed with the five-year anniversary of Trayvon’s death, his parents offer the true inside story of their son’s life, struggles, and death for the first time in Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin.
The book reveals Sybrina and Tracy’s innermost thoughts through all aspects of the investigation and trial; when they first learn of their son’s death; when they are forced to listen to audio recordings of his final moments; when they learn that Trayvon is being put on trial alongside the man who shot him; while they tirelessly campaign for justice and watch Zimmerman walk free.
Rest in Power is both a story of injustice and an inspirational account of the way in which Trayvon’s parents are using their sorrow to fuel a movement to affect change.
In conversation with Chris Jackson, editor-in-chief of the newly relaunched One World imprint of Random House. As an editor, he has worked with best-selling and award-winning authors including Ta-Nehisi Coates, Bryan Stevenson, Trevor Noah, Jill Leovy, Matt Taibbi, and Jay-Z. Book signing to follow.
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