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)
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.