A section of road that leads to the South Florida high school that Trayvon Martin attended now bears the name of the Black teenager whose 2012 death sparked a movement for social justice.
The road became Trayvon Martin Avenue during a brief ceremony on Thursday morning. Martin was in 11th grade at Dr. Michael K. Krop Senior High when he was killed.
The Miami-Dade County Commission approved the new name last month.
Martin, 17, was shot dead while visiting his father in Sanford, in Central Florida, in 2012. The teen was unarmed and walking back from a convenience store when he was shot by George Zimmerman after the two engaged in a struggle.
Zimmerman’s acquittal under Florida’s self-defense law in July 2013 sparked the Black Lives Matter movement.