MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan announced Wednesday that she will be hosting a street renaming event in honor of Trayvon Martin.

The naming of the Miami street will be held Thursday, November 5 at 10 a.m. at 1655 NE 205th Terrace.

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The County Commission on Oct. 6 adopted Commissioner Jordan’s legislation to codesignate Northeast 16th Avenue from Ives Dairy Road to NE 209th Street as Trayvon Martin Avenue.

Martin was a teenager who lost his life after being shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in 2012.

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Martin was shot dead in Sanford, at 17 while on a visit with his father. The teen was unarmed and walking back from a convenience store with candy when he was confronted and shot once by George Zimmerman.

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Zimmerman was acquitted under Florida’s controversial self-defense law. The Black Lives Matter movement emerged after a Florida jury decided to clear Zimmerman in the shooting death in July 2013.

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Commissioner Jordan, who sponsored the resolution, said the teen had mechanical skills, knowing how to build and fix dirt bikes and wanted to go to college.