Trayvon Martin to Receive Posthumous Bachelor of Science From Florida University

Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in 2012. Now, one Florida University is offering him a bachelor's degree despite the fact that he never attended the college.

Trayvon Martin will posthumously receive a bachelor’s degree from Florida Memorial University, five years after the teenager was killed by a Neighborhood Watch volunteer in Sanford.

The school posted an announcement on its official Facebook page this week, saying Martin will receive a Bachelor of Science Degree in aeronautical science during its graduation ceremony May 13 to honor the steps he took to become a pilot. Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, graduated from the university in Miami Gardens and will accept the degree, along with Martin’s father, Tracy Martin.

The school said Trayvon hoped to become a pilot.

George Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder in the unarmed teenager’s death. Trayvon was 17 when he died in February 2012 while he was visiting family in Sanford.

Trayvon’s death drew national attention and helped spark the Black Lives Matter movement. His parents then created the Trayvon Martin Foundation, a nonprofit group aimed at ending gun violence and increasing mentoring.The foundation is based at FMU.

According to the Facebook post, the school also plans to hold a post-commencement fundraiser for the Martin Foundation.

While the circumstances and legal justifiability surrounding his death remain in question, this development seems a bit odd to say the least.

Learn more about Martin's new degree in the video below:

Source: Orlando Sentinel



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