George Floyd Honored in New Project Symbolizing Hope and Change

July 29, 2020, 01.44 PM
An image of George Floyd is projected on a screen in front of the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue Tuesday July 28, 2020, in Richmond, Va. Change.org and the George Floyd Foundation officially launched A Monumental Change: The George Floyd Hologram Memorial Project in Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy (AP Photo/Steve Helber) Steve HelberAn image of George Floyd is projected on a screen in front of the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue Tuesday July 28, 2020, in Richmond, Va. Change.org and the George Floyd Foundation officially launched A Monumental Change: The George Floyd Hologram Memorial Project in Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

RICHMOND, KOMPAS.com - A hologram depicting the late George Floyd was unveiled as part of the George Floyd Hologram Project that aims to raise a message of hope and change.

The event was held Tuesday night with George Floyd’s family in attendance.

Flickering lights came together to depict an image of George’s head and shoulders transposed over the Confederate General Robert E. Lee statue in Virginia.

The George Floyd Hologram Project honoring the police brutality victim strives to “transform spaces that were formerly occupied by racist symbols of America’s dark Confederate past into a message of hope, solidarity and forward-thinking change."

George Floyd died after being pinned to the ground by a white police office in Minneapolis in May.

The tragedy triggered protests across the US with demonstrators calling for criminal justice reform across the nation.

According to the Richmond-Times Dispatch, the George Floyd Hologram Project will conduct a week-long tour in a number of cities in North Carolina and Georgia mirroring the route of the 1961 Freedom Rides.

The hologram features a myriad of lights that swarm like fireflies to form into a 3-D image of Floyd, with his name depicted around his image.

The tour is organized by Change.org and The George Floyd Foundation. 

(Writer: Associated Press and Richmond Times-Dispatch) 

Source: https://apnews.com/8a98ef45f557256474814d03d7d89066 



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