Sybrina Fulton has called herself an ordinary mom, albeit one whose son’s tragic death sparked a national conversation about race and gun violence.
After the death of her son, Travvon Martin, Sybrina and her family founded the Trayvon Martin Foundation to help grieving families who lost children to violence. Ms. Fulton’s work as an advocate against gun violence has garnered national acclaim. Sybrina has been a sought after national speaker at universities, progressive organizations, and the Democratic National Committee. She and Tracy Martin won the VH-1 “Trail Blazer” honor for their work.
Long before her family was thrust into the national spotlight, Sybrina Fulton was working to make a difference in her community. In 1989, she began her career in public service at the General Service Administration Department in Miami-Dade government. She worked in codes and for the Housing Development Agency for many years.
A Miami native, Fulton graduated from Florida Memorial University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in English. She is a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Miami Gardens and resides in Miami Gardens only a few blocks from her mother and other relatives.