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Trayvon Martin's parents honor son's 'Power' with new book

Trayvon Martin's parents honor son's 'Power' with new book

Before they heard their dead son’s screams on 911 tapes, before protesters wearing hoodies rallied on America’s streets, before George Zimmerman’s trial, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin were taking notes. They wanted to preserve Trayvon Martin’s memory.

The parents of Trayvon documented their lives on notepads in the days and weeks after Zimmerman fatally shot their unarmed 17-year-old son in February 2012: the Sanford Police Department’s investigation, the wave of national protests, the media appearances, the stress and the despair. These exhaustive notes — an attorney told them to record everything — turned into the new book “Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon...

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