An intimate portrait of Trayvon Martin shares previously untold insights into the movement he inspired from the perspectives of his parents who also describe their efforts to bring meaning to his short life through the movement’s pursuit of redemption and justice.
Advance praise for Rest in Power
Not since Emmitt Till has a parent s love for a murdered child moved the nation to search its soul about racial injustice and inequality. Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin s extraordinary witness indomitable spirit and unwavering demand for change have altered the dynamics of racial justice discourse in this country. This powerful book illuminates the witness the grief and the commitment to reform that Trayvon Martin s death has mobilized; it is a story fueled by a demand for justice but rooted in love. Bryan Stevenson author of Just Mercy
As the fifth anniversary of this tragic crime nears Fulton and Martin share a remarkably candid and deeply affecting in-the-moment chronicle of the explosive aftermath of the murder. Writing in alternate chapters they share every detail of their shock grief and grueling quest for justice. . . . Given the unconscionable shooting deaths of young black men many by police that followed Trayvon s this galvanizing testimony from parents who channeled their sorrow into action offers a deeply humanizing perspective on the crisis propelling a national movement. Booklist(starred review)” Biographical Note:
Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin are the founders of The Trayvon Martin Foundation which aims to create community programming and raise awareness of the impact of gun violence and racial profiling on families. Fulton and Martin live in the Miami Florida area.” – publisher