Sybrina Fulton Biography, Husband, Son, Quotes, and Twitter

Sybrina Fulton Biography

Sybrina Fulton is an American political activist. She pursued the field after her son, Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African American teenager from Miami Gardens, Florida, was fatally shot in Sanford, Florida by George Zimmerman. During the shooting of her son, Sybrina was a program coordinator for the Miami Dade Housing Authority. She has been going around advocating for leadership and justice among other issues.

Although she is also well known for addressing various issues, Sybrina is best-known for her anti-gun activism.

Sybrina Fulton Husband

Sybrina was married to Tracy Martin before divorcing in 1999. It is not known exactly when they got married. The two shared a son Trayvon Martin (Trayvon Benjamin Martin) who was born on February 5, 1995. This caused turmoil for them but of late, they seem to have moved on from it. Beside Trayvon, they have another son named Jahvaris Fulton.

Sybrina Fulton Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin was a 17-year-old African American teenager from Miami Gardens, Florida. Trayvon was born Miami Florida and went to both Norland Middle School and Highland Oaks Middle School, in north Miami-Dade County, Florida. For his freshman and sophomore years, Trayvon attended Miami Carol City High School in Miami Gardens and during the time of the shooting, he was a junior at Dr. Michael M. Krop High School in north Miami-Dade.

He had gone on a visit to his father’s fiancée at her townhouse at The Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford. On the evening of February 26, when walking back alone to the fiancée’s house after purchasing a bag of Skittles and an Arizona iced tea at a nearby convenience store, George Zimmerman a member of the community watch, saw Trayvon and reported him to the Sanford Police as suspicious.

Moments later, dissension between Trayvon and George Zimmerman took place and Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon in the chest. The death of her son pushed Sybrina Fulton to speak up against the injustices of the world. She has addressed politics, justice, and even racial discrimination since then. Also, she has been featured in many notable media agencies for her activism and garnered great support from people.

Recently, she announced that she would be running for a Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners seat. She would be challenging Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert for the seat in 2020. Her family members, as well as many other citizens, have backed her up on this decision.

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Sybrina Fulton, an activist

Quotes

  • It seems our kids are getting younger and younger, they’re killing them younger and younger. There is no regard anymore for human life. There has to be somewhere where we draw the line and say, ‘Listen, our kids grow up too..’
  • We have to change mindsets, we have to let people know that our children matter. Our sons and daughters matter. We are hurting. The country is hurting.
  • Thinking about justice and mercy and grace, Frederick Douglass said, “I prayed for twenty years. Nothing happened until I got off my knees and started marching with my feet.” And that’s the role of the church. We already prayed about it. Now let’s take action on it. You.

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Sybrina Fulton: Campaigning for Hillary Clinton Inspired Me to Run for Office

After campaigning for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the 2016 US presidential election she reveals that she felt the seed planted inside her. She prayed after this realization and almost a year later, she decided she would pursue the position. She has revealed that she only desires to help the people in her community. Also, she is planning on reducing gun violence as much as possible. In addition, she states that she will make health care more affordable, and look into home ownership.

In the 2020 election, she plans to succeed Commissioner Barbara Jordan as Miami-Dade County Commissioner

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