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Trayvon Martin Will Receive A Posthumous College Degree

Florida Memorial University Will Present His Parents With The Degree.

Trayvon Martin would be turning 22 this year, and like many of his peers he would be graduating from college, Florida Memorial University is making this a possibility. Trayvon Martin’s parents will at least get to have their son’s diploma.  Martin will receive a degree in Aeronautical Science with a concentration in Flight Education. 

The news was released on Thursday by the college, which wrote in a statement on Facebook post the degree will “honor of the steps he took during his young life toward becoming a pilot.”

Martin’s parents Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin will accept the diploma on his behalf, FMU, a historically black university in Miami Gardens, Florida, is Fulton’s Alma mater.

Martin was killed five years ago by George Zimmerman, his death was on of the catalysts behind the black lives matter movement. 

FMU’s commencement ceremony will take place on May 13.

See FMU’s original post below. 

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Posted by Florida Memorial University on Friday, May 5, 2017

 

 

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