From Trayvon Martin to George Floyd to the March on Washington, Black Student Union president Ashton Brown chronicles his growing activism for racial justice

Black Student Union president, junior Ashton Brown, was only about 9 years old when the 17-year-old African-American Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by vigilante police in 2012. At that time, he and his family lived only a town away in Miami, Florida. At that time, he did not imagine that the incident would spark the Black Lives Matter movement. Nor, did he imagine that a few years later, he would be joining the cause in protests and marches from Houston to Washington, D.C.