Iconic rapper Jay-Z and the parents of Trayvon Martin celebrated the late teen's life on Saturday at the sixth annual Peace Walk & Peace Talk in Miami.
Hov has played an active role in telling Trayvon's story and seeking change after George Zimmerman's acquittal. Jay-Z and Beyoncé demanded justice for Trayvon in 2013 when they attended a New York rally following his death. Last year, the rap mogul announced plans to produce a docu-series and a film, Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, that details Trayvon's life.
No Justice! No Peace! In honor of #TrayvonMartin and all those fallen from police brutality. It’s now time to talk. Come join us at the Betty T. Ferguson Rec. Center, 3000 NW 199th Street. #EricGarner #MichaelBrown #PhilandoCastile #LaquanMcdonald #TamirRice #FreddieGray #SandraBland #AltonSterling #WalterScott #99JAMZ #WEDR
Trayvon's mother Sybrina Fulton and father Tracy Martin led the march to honor his life and celebrate what would have been their son's 23rd birthday on February 5.
"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 will never have to go through the pain and hurt that these guys went through," he told the crowd packed into Betty T. Ferguson Amphitheater.
"And his name will sit alongside the greats whom lost their lives to push our culture forward — the Martin Luther Kings, the Gandhis. That’s the intention that we set, that his name serves as a beacon of light and hope to push us in a better direction, so thank you guys for your support. Thank you for being here."
Watch Jay's rousing speech above.