Stars Honor George Floyd on One-Year Anniversary of His Death

Stars Honor George Floyd on One-Year Anniversary of His Death

Oprah Winfrey: “A year ago today we didn’t know his name, but now it’s forever etched in our consciousness: #GeorgeFloyd.”

Former President Barack Obama: “When injustice runs deep, progress takes time. But if we can turn words into action and action into meaningful reform, we will, in the words of James Baldwin, ‘cease fleeing from reality and begin to change it.’ Today, more people in more places are seeing the world more clearly than they did a year ago. It’s a tribute to all those who decided that this time would be different—and that they, in their own ways, would help make it different. George Floyd was murdered one year ago today. Since then, hundreds more Americans have died in encounters with police—parents, sons, daughters, friends taken from us far too soon. But the last year has also given us reasons to hope.”

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: “To John Lewis, the effects of the protests following George Floyd’s murder were clear. ‘People will never, ever forget what happened and how it happened,’ he said. ‘And it is my hope that we are on our way to greater change.’ That’s my hope too. Don’t stop pushing.”

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