Trayvon Martin’s Mother to Speak at Baltimore Church

Trayvon Martin’s Mother to Speak at Baltimore Church

Sybrina Fulton, mother of slain teen Trayvon Martin, is set to make an appearance at Empowerment Temple Church in Baltimore this weekend, where Pastor Rev. Jamal-Harrison Bryant sees Fulton’s persona as the new symbol of activism in the Black community.

Published May 18, 2012

Tirelessly raising awareness about racial profiling and gun control laws, Sybrina Fulton, mother of the slain teen Trayvon Martin, has taken her message across the country and around the word. Now, she's coming to church. 

This weekend, Fulton is slated to make an appearance at the 8,000 member Empowerment Temple church in Baltimore with friend and mentor Pastor Rev. Jamal-Harrison Bryant who thinks of Fulton as this generation's Rosa Parks, The Baltimore Sun writes:

“Bryant began ministering the grieving parents as they started traveling around the country asking for justice for their son — from Sanford to bigger cities like Miami, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

"The more time we spent with each other the more we felt connected, and the more they said they had faith they could trust me," Bryant said. "We developed a legitimate friendship."

Bryant said he believed there was a new civil rights movement brewing — he's part of a coalition of African American clergy called the Empowerment Movement — to secure the safety, education and economic success of the nation's African American youth.


"Sybrina is going to serve as my generation's Rosa Parks, to really stand as a lamplight for the next movement in civil rights among the hip-hop generation," Bryant said.”

Read the full story here.

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Written by Naeesa Aziz


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