Trayvon Martin's mother speaks at MLK Day event at Oregon State

Sybrina Fulton spoke about the loss of her son, social justice and the foundation that she created for her son.

Posted: Jan 21, 2019 3:32 PM
Updated: Jan 21, 2019 4:53 PM

CORVALLIS, Ore . -- The mother of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen whose death sparked a national debate, spoke at Oregon State University Monday as part of their Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.

Sybrina Fulton spoke about the loss of her son, social justice and the foundation that she created for her son.

The annual celebration allows the Oregon State community to come together and reflect on King's work.

Fulton said King's message about peace resonates with her, and that's the message she hoped to send at the event.

"That's one of the major things that sits well with my spirits ... is about peace," she said. "Even though the tragedy happened to me ... my son was killed at 17 years old, it was always about peace."

In addition to the speech, the celebration included a peace breakfast and a peace march.

To learn more about the Trayvon Martin foundation, click here.

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