On Saturday, Trayvon Martin’s Foundation held their sixth annual peace walk & peace talk event. Hip- Hop Mogul Jay Z delivered a short speech to the hundred of marchers at the event.
“We want to make sure that we stand and support and never forget that Trayvon serves as a beacon of light to the people out here. So you guys will never have to go through the pain and hurt that these guys went through,” the rapper said.
“And his name will sit alongside the greats who lost their lives to push our culture forward — the Martin Luther Kings, the Gandhis. That’s the intention that we set, that his name serves as a beacon of light and hope to push us in a better direction, so thank you guys for your support. Thank you for being here.”
The event goal is to bring awareness to victims who have died due to a senseless act of gun violence., including Trayvon Martin who was shot and killed in 2012 in Sanford by George Zimmerman.
In 2013, Jay-Z and Beyonce attended a New York rally that demanded justice following Martin’s death. Last March, Jay-Z announced plans to produce both a six-part docuseries and a feature film about Martin. Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story will premiere in July on the Paramount Network.
— Sybrina Fulton (@SybrinaFulton) February 10, 2018