Trayvon Martin's mother visits GSU | Speaks on ending racism, gun violence

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GRAMBLING, La. (KNOE) - The mother of Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton, visited northeast Louisiana on Thursday. She was the guest speaker at Grambling State University's Women History Month.

Sabrina Fulton speaking at Grambling State University for Women's History Month.

Martin was shot and killed in Florida in 2012. His killer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted of all charges.

"I would not have known how strong I was until my son was shot down," Fulton said. "There was no justice. The person who shot and killed my son is still walking around, so there was no justice."

During her speech, Fulton shared a message of power, hope, and courage. She says she is a strong advocate for higher education.

"Just have dreams and visions to do thing something good in life and become somebody special," Fulton said. "I think that is very important."

She says a lack of justice pushes her to make a change against gun violence across the nation. Fulton expressed she also wants racism to stop.

"You have to know that we live in a country that is judging you by the color of your skin," Fulton said. "Because someone looked at my son as if he was suspicious because he was wearing a hoodie."

Since her son's death, Fulton has started 'Circle of Mothers'. The group helps mothers who have experienced the heartbreak of losing a child.

Fulton wrapped up her speech by telling students never to let their skin color keep them from chasing their dreams.

"Don't believe just because you wear a hoodie, or you have dreadlocks, or you have gold teeth or tattoos that you look suspicious," she said.