George Floyd's Former High School In Houston Unveils A Giant Mural In His Honor

It's two blocks long.
George Floyd's Former High School In Houston Unveils A Giant Mural In His Honor

George Floyd's home state of Texas just unveiled a mural honoring him in front of his Houston high school.

The mural stretches two blocks on a street in front of Jack Yates High School and was unveiled in a private ceremony for Floyd's family and members of the community.

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We come to celebrate the life and legacy of our hometown hero, Mr. George Floyd. Carl Davis, chairman for the Houston Society for Change

The artist behind the project, Jonah Elijah, used the school's colors to paint the words "Black Lives Matter" along with Floyd's high school football jersey.

At the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Davis recognized Floyd as a "guiding light" in his community, and wanted his mural placed in front of this high school to "inspire students and give a voice to the struggle for social justice in Houston and the world."

The mural was commissioned by Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, the Houston Society for Change, and 88 C.H.U.M.P., a non-profit social activism organization created by Floyd’s football teammates.

George Floyd, 46, died in May 2020 after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for 8-minutes as Floyd pleaded he couldn't breathe. 

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