Father of Trayvon Martin & Community Activist
Since the death of his son Trayvon in 2012 due to a violent confrontation with neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman, Tracy Martin has committed his life to transforming tragedy into change. Not only was Trayvon his son, but his best friend, and as a father, Martin took the life changing event with difficulty. Yet, with heartache came the strength move forward in a positive direction. In 2017, his book co-authored with Sybrina Fulton, Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin, will be released, sharing the intimate story of a tragically foreshortened life and the rise of a movement that awoke a nation’s conscience. Read More >
APB Celebrates 50 Years: Sybrina and Tracy Martin
"The event was great. Tracy was really a pleasure to meet. He was gracious, kind, generous, and inspirational for all of us. He was especially engaged with the students at lunch, who really appreciated having time with him. And he was generous to all the people who wanted to take pictures with him at the banquet."