Justice for Trayvon: The Spark
Six years after the murder of Trayvon Martin, esteemed activist Barbara Ransby takes stock of the evolving Black Lives Matter Movement and Movement for Black Lives in her forthcoming book Making All Black Lives Matter: Reimagining Freedom in the Twenty-First Century. “This is not a book about police killings but about the responses to them,” she says. “It is about the central role of visionary young Black activists who, inspired by Black feminist teachings and practice, are embracing new modes of leadership as they attempt to build a movement that creates transformative possibilities.”
In the below excerpt, from her chapter titled “Justice for Trayvon: The Spark.” Ransby revisits Trayvon’s death and the movement it inspired.