MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - The mother of Trayvon Martin spoke Tuesday evening at Kansas State University.
Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton made the visit almost two years after her son's death and the subsequent acquittal of the shooter.
Despite the tragedy of losing a child, Fulton has turned her grief into advocacy, lecturing at college campuses across the nation and co-founding the Trayvon Martin Foundation, which seeks to raise awareness of gun violence.
"Now I’m speaking to like large groups of people," said Fulton. "I’m going to different cities, I’m going to different states, I’m going to different universities, church organizations. So I’m meeting a great deal of people and I’m just very proud of my foundation that we have created because I feel like we are definitely on the right path to help other families."
The ceremony concluded with Fulton receiving the Brandon L. Clark Alpha Excellence Award from Kansas State’s Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.