Yesterday was the sixth anniversary of Trayvon Martin being shot and killed by George Zimmerman. Social media celebrated Trayvon, who would’ve been 23 years old, and Paramount Pictures released the trailer for the upcoming docu-series which is executive produced by Jay Z and Trayvon’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin. Perfectly titled Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, watch the trailer below.
The six-part non-scripted series will premiere on the cable network in July and is based on the book Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin,” which was written by Fulton and Martin.
In 2012, Trayvon was 17 years old when he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood vigilante who pursued the teen even after he was told by local police to stand down. Zimmerman was acquitted of the second-degree murder charge in the name of self-defense and walks free to this day. Sadly, George was allowed to carry a weapon in Flordia, even though he was charged with assaulting a police officer.
The case gained national attention, delving into the complicated areas of race, class and criminal justice. Martin’s story helped to spark the Black Lives Matter movement. Rest in power, Trayvon, you are never forgotten.