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Teen Honors Slain African Americans With Prom Dress

trayvon-martin-michael-brown-shooting-racist-claims-mahatma-gandhis-grandson-665x385 (1)Every teenager attempts to make a memorable statement on prom night, especially when it comes to their choice of wear.

One teen’s dress, like others before it, has gone viral, but not just for its stylishness, as you’re about to find out. 

Milan Bolden-Morris, 17, took a true stance when she used her mermaid-style prom dress to honor the Black Lives Matter Movement last Friday.

On the train of her gown were the faces of black men, women and children who were slain by police, some of which included Sandra Bland, Michael Brown, Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, John Crawford III, Freddie Gray and Tamir Rice.

The face featured most prominently on the gown is that of Trayvon Martin, who was shot to death by a neighborhood watchman in 2012.

To create the gown, Bolden-Morris enlisted the aid of  fashion designer and family friend Terrence Torrence, who stated that he had dreams of creating the gown since 2016, but only brought it to fruition when Bolden-Morris expressed the desire to wear it.

Torrence told Essence, “It was art. It was surreal. It spoke volumes.”

Several celebrities, including Snoop Dogg, and Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sabrina Fulton, reached out to Bolden-Morris and commended her on her bold stance.

Check the gown out below.

By: Danielle Dixon

Follow her on Twitter: @tooprettydani

 

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