Trayvon Martin’s Parents Speak At NABJ Convention

Source: Lilly Workneh / theGrio

Black journalists from across the nation filled an auditorium in Kissimmee, Fl. on Saturday as they anticipated the arrival of Trayvon Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin.

The media professionals at the Gaylord Palms convention center received Fulton and Martin at this year’s 38th National Association of Black Journalists Convention, an annual gathering of the nation’s aspiring, young and veteran African-American news-makers.

This past weekend, Fulton and Martin made their way less than an hour away from their home in Sanford to address an audience of reporters, many of whom have documented their lives for the last year-and-a-half for some of the nation’s largest media companies.

“When this happened, it was so unexpected as parents we didn’t know what to do,” Fulton said. “We took the negative and we turned it into a positive and the positive is that we’re going to help other families that go through senseless gun violence.”

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