Carolina Promoter Online shows Shawn “Jay Z” Carter joined hundreds of marchers at the rally to honor victims of gun violence, including Trayvon Martin, the Miami Gardens teenager who was shot to death in February 2012 while in his father’s Central Florida neighborhood.
Jay Z joined Trayvon’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, on stage at the Betty T. Ferguson Amphitheatre.
“We want to make sure that we stand and support and never forget that Trayvon serves as a beacon of light to the people out here. So you guys never have to go through the pain and hurt that these guys went through,” Jay Z said.
Of Trayvon, Jay Z said: “His name will sit alongside the greats whom lost their lives to push our culture forward — the Martin Luther Kings, the Ghandis. That’s the intention we set so his name will serve as a beacon of light and hope to push our culture forward in a better direction.”