HOUSTON – U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Mayor Sylvester Turner, members of the George Floyd family and other elected officials and community leaders unveiled a mural to honor Floyd’s memory Monday in a tribute service.
The tribute came ahead of Floyd’s birthday on Oct. 14. He would have been 47 years old.
The mural, by performance painter Ange Hillz of Visual Paint, shows Floyd’s face flanked by doves.
At the event, Floyd’s family impressed the importance of voting. Brandon Williams said it’s important to put people in office that want to give the changes communities need.
“My uncle meant a lot to me - he was a staple in this community. I learned a lot from him. ... The hurt we all feel is unimaginable," Williams said. “We need to hold people accountable. ... We have got to fight for us,” he said. No matter where you start, it’s where you end up. We have a long way to go, but we’re going to keep fighting.”