A Miami street will be renamed to honor Trayvon Martin, the teenager whose 2012 death sparked a nationwide reckoning with racial injustice and police brutality and has helped inspire the Black Lives Matter movement. The street will be located outside of Martin’s former school Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High.
Martin was in the 11th grade when he was killed by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer. Zimmerman was later acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter under Florida’s controversial stand-your-ground law. The resolution to rename the road was approved unanimously by Miami-Dade commissioners without discussion.
As reported by the Miami Herald, the resolution also included a description of Martin’s life as a teenager in the Miami area.