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The first official trailer for Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story has been released and is set to air July 30, 2018, at 10 p.m. The documentary will open up with the 911 calls reporting the shooting of Trayvon Martin being shot by George Zimmerman. According to Billboard, “With moving images of Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, the minute-long preview traces the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement beginning with the unarmed teen’s shooting on Feb. 26, 2012, which galvanized a nationwide crusade that transformed Marting into the face of a social justice wave that continues to this day.”
The documentary will also feature interviews with the family’s lawyer, Benjamin Crump, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Carmelo Anthony, Angela Davis and many more. This is Jay’s second series where he sheds lights of the modern criminal justice system on the black youth, following in the footsteps of 2017’s Peabody Award-winning TV docuseries TIME: The Kalief Browder Story.
Written By: Fantasia Harvey