17. Trayvon Martin: February 5, 1995 – February 26, 2012
Trayvon Martin may not have lived the life of a celebrity, but his name and story will never be forgotten. The unarmed 17-year-old was shot by neighborhood watch participant, George Zimmerman in a suburban Florida neighborhood. The public rallied as they tried to figure out why a young African American suffered this fate. The trial is scheduled for June 10, 2013.