A high school in Houston unveiled a new mural honoring George Floyd recently.
According to media reports, the leaders unveiled a giant two-block mural on Saturday which was dedicated to George Floyd. Situated right in front of his alma mater, which is Jack Yales High School, the unveiling ceremony gathered a giant crowd who couldn’t be happier to witness this day.
“We come forward to celebrate as well as honor the life and legacy of a hometown hero named Mr. George Floyd.” The announcement was made by the chairman of the Houston Society for Change, Carl Davis.
George Floyd’s death rocked the nation when the 46-year-old Black man passed away, right after a cop from Minneapolis knelt on his neck. Despite Floyd’s outcry for help and continuous mentions of how he couldn’t breathe, the officer didn’t let go. And that ultimately resulted in his brutal death.
Local news outlets in Houston announced how Harris County Commissioner and Houston’s Society for Change, alongside another non-profit organization that comprised of Floyd’s football teammates, worked towards commissioning the mega project.
As far as the number 88 is concerned, authorities announced how it was George Floyd’s numerals whenever he hit the field to play football at his high school.
On the other hand, leading officials took out some spare time to speak on Floyd and what an exemplary character he was for many. Davis referred to him as a guiding light in the entire community, and that’s why he instructed officials to place the mural right in the front of the high school.
“It is here to inspire students while giving a voice towards the struggle of social justice in Houston as well as the world.”
Officials also made it a point to carry out the dedication ceremony as well as the unveiling at a very critical period in time. And that was in relation to Black History Month.
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