George Floyd Mural Unveiled to Mark Birthday
George floydis honored and remembered in his hometown … with new wall decor to be unveiled just in time for his birthday.
The mural is being painted in the Houston neighborhood where George grew up, and it will be unveiled Monday in a special ceremony featuring his family and representative. Sheila jackson lee. Mayor of Houston Sylvester turner is also invited.
Local artist Angel painted the mural. He tells us that George’s family asked him to create one in August, having previously presented the family with Floyd artwork at his funeral.
The mural is prominently displayed on a wall outside a convenience store in George’s neighborhood. The business is a vital part of the community, so many people will see George’s face on the building.
George would have turned 47 on Wednesday, and we’re told celebrating her next birthday is part of the inspiration behind the mural … plus a message to the community to ‘be the change’ and go vote.
George’s brothers, Rodney and Philonise, recently checked on the progress of the mural and Philonise says they want the art to send this message … “My family all feel like George can’t vote, so everyone has to go out for George, for Breonna, for Ahmaud. “
The family adds … “He said he wanted to change the world, so here’s how we do it. By being the change.”
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