She never could have imagined that her son’s death would have this kind of impact as the catalyst for the Black Lives Matter movement, even Trayvon’s hoodie would become a symbol.
FULTON: I call it Pandora’s box, and it is the box of evidence that was given to me by the Department of Justice. Probably three years after Trayvon was shot and killed. And when I first got the box I said I wasn’t gonna open the box. And of course curiosity bothered me for a while, because the box was in the house. And I, I opened the box and I cried and cried and cried.
KING: What was in the box?
FULTON: In the box is everything that Trayvon had on. His hoodie. His pants. His t-shirt. His socks. His shoes. His cell phone. His money. The drink. The candy. Everything is in the box.
Sybrina says she received a request some years ago to display those items to the public in a museum. At first, she wasn’t ready.
FULTON: I didn’t want anybody to see the things. I didn’t want anybody to touch them. I just was like, “No.” And so this year we’re meeting now, there’s a possibility, a strong possibility, that they may end up in the museum, because I feel like I have grown since that time, even though I gave birth to Trayvon, I just think that he is everybody’s son, and I need to share those things with everybody.