The Oscars have been dominating Twitter timelines all day today, and for good reason: an unprecedented number of Black filmmakers and actors have been nominated for awards. However, today also marks the 5-year anniversary of Trayvon Martin's death.
Prior to the Oscars airing live on television this evening, a handful of Hollywood's finest dedicated their social media feeds to honoring the memory of the teenager's life as well as reflect on the #BlackLivesMatter movement that carries on today.
Prior to leaving for the Oscars, Ava DuVernay was among those who took a moment to reflect on Trayvon Martin, sharing her special memorial hoodie an adding the caption, "Our hoodies are still up and the movement is still strong."
Take a look at how a handful of other celebrities did the same below. Rest in Power, Trayvon.
"I remember learning about his murder on social media like so many others and registering it as an obviously clear injustice. That there was a question of his target and murder was infuriating. I think about his family and the loop of pain they had to endure and it still breaks my heart. In hindsight, that his murderer was allowed to walk free and continue to be destructive feels like one of all too many preludes to the election of our current dreadful president." -Issa Rae Thank you @issarae for supporting @liberatedpeople #OurSonTrayvon campaign! Hoodies for sale at weareliberated.com % of sales go to Trayvon Martin Foundation #trayvonmartin #justice #blacklivesmatter #neverforgotten
(Photos from left: Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for Think Common Inc., Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images, Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for Essence)
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