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Sybrina Fulton Believes She Will Forgive George Zimmerman One Day, But That Day Ain't Today

Fulton: “A lot of people ask me that question, and I’m very open and honest about. I’m very real with my feelings and I know I have not forgiven.”

This past February marked six years since George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin while the 17-year-old was walking in his neighborhood. The tragic incident and subsequent acquittal of Zimmerman sparked ongoing protests and led to continuing activism, including the Black Lives Matter movement.

A six-part docuseries on the killing, Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, premiered in July 2018 with the full support of Trayvon's parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, according to People

Fulton spoke with Gayle King of CBS This Morning on Wednesday, August 8, and delved in feelings the documentary has reawakened in her. She also opened up about the moment she opened the "Pandora's box" of evidence provided to her by the Department of Justice, three years after her son was killed. 

"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," recalled Fulton.

Fulton ultimately wants to donate the items to a museum.

"I didn't want anybody to see the things. I didn't want anybody to touch them," she said. "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." 

King also asked how Fulton felt about Zimmerman.

Fulton replied that she doesn't "give him a whole lot of time," and that she hasn't forgiven him. 

"I have not. I have not," Fulton said. "I know that in my own time, in my own grief and this whole grieving process that I have to forgive. But by the same token, I'm not at that point yet. I'm very honest with that. A lot of people ask me that question, and I'm very open and honest about it. I'm very real with my feelings, and I know I have not forgiven."

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