Delta Sigma Theta Honors Three Women With The 2014 Fortitude Award from C. Murray on Vimeo.
The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.’s Atlanta Alumnae Chapter hosted the, Celebration of Women: Saluting Exemplary Service Luncheon, honoring women who impact their community. This year, Sybrina Fulton, Lucia McBath and Christy Tucker Sims were the 2014 Fortitude Award recipients.
Sybrina Fulton is the mother of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old African American male who was gunned down on February 26, 2012 by George Zimmerman. Zimmerman was found not guilty. Lucia McBath is the mother of Jordan Russell Davis. On November 23, 2012, Davis was shot and killed by Michael Dunn; Dunn claimed that Davis and his friends were playing their music too loud in their car. The jury was unable to reach a verdict on the murder charge. Christy Tucker Sims survived an acid attack on April 28, 2013, by her then-boyfriend, Andrew Fordham. Fordham has since been indicted by the Henry County grand jury.
Hammonds House Museum – Trayvon Martin from C. Murray on Vimeo.
In honor of Trayvon Martin’s death, the Hammonds House Museum in Atlanta is hosting an exhibit, Remembering Trayvon: A Community Collective Exhibition Opening Event. It is an exhibit of different artists work that were inspired by the shooting and death of Trayvon Martin.
It has been two years since the shooting death of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. On the night of February 26, 2012, Zimmerman placed a call to 911 claiming that he saw a “suspicious person” in his neighborhood. According to CNN, Zimmerman disregarded the dispatcher’s instructions to not approach the person, and confronted Martin, shooting and killing him. Zimmerman claimed the shooting was in self-defense, and after a widely publicized trial, he was acquitted of second-degree murder charges.