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Trayvon Martin's parents wrote a book to honor their son 5 years after his death

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Trayvon Martin's parents have written a book in honor of their son, who was shot by neighborhood watchman, George Zimmerman, in a gated community in central Florida five years ago this February, KOMO News reported. "Rest In Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin" recounts the journey of two grieving parents, thrust into the spotlight by tragedy.

It's a #1 best seller, according to Amazon.

"The calendar says five years, but it seems like just a few months," Sybrina Fulton said in an interview with The Associated Press. "I know that we're still healing."

For Tracy Martin, the book reopened distressing memories. "It was hard because we relived this every time we had to go back and write something about it. ... It stayed fresh," he said.

Martin's untimely death was the predecessor to the Black Lives Matter movement, which was organized in response to the killings of black teenagers committed by mostly white police officers. His death became a rallying cry for millions of black Americans who wanted to bring light to aggressive police tactics used against minorities and people of color. 

Trayvon Martin would have turned 22 on Sunday. 


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