Mother Of Trayvon Martin Brings Message To Columbus


UPDATED: Monday March 3, 2014 5:52 PM

The mother of Trayvon Martin has a new mission in the light of tragedy.

Sybrina Fulton is visiting Columbus with a message about children losing their lives to gun violence. Her 17-year -old son was unarmed when he was shot and killed in Florida by neighborhood watch guard George Zimmerman.

The story and Zimmerman's trial made national news.

Fulton says she urges parents, especially in the African-American and Latino communities, to remind their children to be aware of their surroundings.

"They cannot take off their skin, they cannot change the color of their skin and we to let them know other people may look at them in a negative manner. You know, the conversational is uncomfortable, it needs to happen," said Fulton.

Fulton says she now travels the country talking about the Trayvon Martin Foundation which works to help families victimized by gun violence. She's being honored by Ohio State as a woman of courage during Women's History month.

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