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Worn by:
Sybrina Fulton, American, born 1966  Search this
Subject of:
Trayvon Martin, American, 1995 - 2012  Search this
Mothers of the Movement, American, founded 2013  Search this
synthetic fiber with metal and glue
H x W x D: 6 1/8 × 6 1/8 × 2 3/8 in. (15.5 × 15.5 × 6 cm)
Place used:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
On the evening of February 26, 2012, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin left his father’s house in Sanford, Florida, to go to the convenience store. While walking back home, he was confronted by an armed neighborhood watch captain who had reported him to police as a “suspicious person.” A struggle ensued, and Martin was shot and killed. Public outcry over his death and the neighborhood watch captain's acquittal on murder charges sparked the formation of the Black Lives Matter national protest movement.
After the death of her son Trayvon, Sybrina Fulton became an advocate for racial justice and gun control. She joined with other women who had lost children to police shootings and gun violence to form an activist group, Mothers of the Movement. Fulton wore this silk rose when she spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
A synthetic textile rose flower with large red petals worn by Trayvon Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Flower features petals of both solid and tuille-like textures. Flower has a metal alligator clip at the back, as well as a metal pinback and an elastic band.
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Families  Search this
Justice  Search this
Law  Search this
Motherhood  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Social reform  Search this
U.S. History, 2001-  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin in memory of Trayvon Martin
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Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Trayvon Martin Collection
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Black Lives Matter
Make Good the Promises: Reconstruction and Its Legacies
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture