Jay-Z Remembers Trayvon Martin At Florida Rally (VIDEO)

Jay-Z has attended the sixth annual Peace Walk & Peace Talk in Miami Gardens Saturday.

The moving rally was to remember deceased teen Trayvon Martin.

He encouraged the crowd to use the youngster’s name as a “beacon of light”.

The rapper joined Trayvon’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, on stage at the Betty T. Ferguson Amphitheater.

In February 2012, the black 17-year-old was fatally shot in Sanford, Florida, by neighbourhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman.

The killing set off protests across the US.

Jay-Z Remembers Trayvon Martin At Florida Rally (VIDEO)
Brenda Providence

In a video shared online of the rally in Miami Gardens, Jay-Z tells the assembly:

“It’s a beautiful day … thank you all for being here it’s very important the support you guys are showing and the strength that Sybrina and Tracy and the family are showing.”

Jay-Z Remembers Trayvon Martin At Florida Rally (VIDEO)
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“We want to make sure we stand and support.”

“We never forget and Trayvon serves as a beacon of light to all the people out here so you guys will never have to go through the pain and hurt that these guys have gone through.”

Jay-Z Remembers Trayvon Martin At Florida Rally (VIDEO)
Brenda Providence

“His name will sit alongside some of the great whom lost their life to push our culture forward.”

“The Martin Luther Kings, the Gandhis, that’s the intention we set that his name serves as a beacon of hope and light to push us in a better direction.”

Jay-Z Remembers Trayvon Martin At Florida Rally (VIDEO)
Brenda Providence

Jay-Z is producing a documentary, Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, which will focus on the teenager’s childhood, death and its aftermath.

The docu-series is set to air on the Paramount Network.

George Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges in connection with the shooting.

Trayvon would have celebrated his 23rd birthday this month.


Written by Christine Haveford

Christine loves all things cinema, and she's been that way ever since she was a little girl. In fact, she is so passionate about cinema that she decided to pursue cinematography as a full-time career, and is now pursuing film studies at the New York Film School. Originally from Florida, she is still exploring the new city, people, places, and the culture, loves the new weather, going ice skating during winters, and spending time with her fellow classmates and friends from college.

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