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Trayvon Martin's parents write book on 5-year anniversary

Associated Press logo Associated Press 2/4/2017 By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, Associated Press
FILE - In this July 26, 2013, file photo, Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, holds up a card with a photo of her son as she speaks at the National Urban League's annual conference in Philadelphia. Martin's parents are recounting the teen's killing and their fight for justice five years after his death. Martin's parents collaborated to write "Rest In Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin," published Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this July 26, 2013, file photo, Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, holds up a card with a photo of her son as she speaks at the National Urban League's annual conference in Philadelphia. Martin's parents are recounting the teen's killing and their fight for justice five years after his death. Martin's parents collaborated to write "Rest In Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin," published Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

The parents of slain unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin have written a book recounting his 2012 fatal shooting and their push for justice in his case.

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, file photo, George Zimmerman, acquitted in the high-profile killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, listens during his hearing in court in Sanford, Fla. Martin, shot to death by neighborhood watchman Zimmerman weeks after his 17th birthday on Feb. 26, 2012, became a rallying cry for millions of black Americans seeking justice for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen. Martin would have been 22 on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP, Pool, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, file photo, George Zimmerman, acquitted in the high-profile killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, listens during his hearing in court in Sanford, Fla. Martin, shot to death by neighborhood watchman Zimmerman weeks after his 17th birthday on Feb. 26, 2012, became a rallying cry for millions of black Americans seeking justice for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen. Martin would have been 22 on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP, Pool, File)

Trayvon was killed five years ago this month by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in the central Florida suburb of Sanford. His case was the predecessor to the Black Lives Matter movement that has come in response to similar killings across the country, mostly by white police officers.

Zimmerman was acquitted of killing Trayvon in 2013.

Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin say such shootings have added to their grief, but they have comforted other parents and started a foundation in Trayvon's name. They are also exploring running for public office as part of their advocacy.

Trayvon would have been 22 years old on Sunday.

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