President Obama Meets Trayvon Martin’s Parents On 3rd Anniversary of His Death

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

trayvon-martin-op-edToday, Trayvon Martin’s parents Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin took a visit to the White House to meet President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on the third anniversary of the their son’s death. Joining the President and First Lady in the White House’s East Room for a special reception of Black History Month, Fulton and Martin were also thanked by the Obamas for attending on this difficult day.

“Today, on the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death, showing all of our kids, all of them, every single day, that their lives matter, that’s part of our task,” President Obama said. “Where we are today didn’t come easy. It came through thick and thin.”

In addition to acknowledging Martin’s death, the President also addressed another topical event, the 1965 march from Selma, Alabama, led by Martin Luther King Jr., depicted in the Oscar-nominated film Selma.

“What happened in Selma is quintessentially an American experience, not just an African-American experience,” he said. “It reminds us that the history of America doesn’t belong to one group or another. It belongs to all of us.”

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