The family of George Floyd witnessed the revealing of a hologram in Virginia Tuesday evening, the place flickering lights got here collectively to create a picture of Floyd’s head and shoulders transposed over the Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee statue.
The occasion in Richmond on historic Monument Avenue was the primary public unveiling of the George Floyd Hologram Memorial Project. A press launch says the undertaking goals to remodel areas that had been previously occupied by racist symbols of Americas darkish Confederate previous right into a message of hope, solidarity and forward-thinking change.”
Floyd was a Black man who died after being pinned to the bottom by a white police officer in Minneapolis in May, sparking protests throughout the nation calling for prison justice reform throughout the nation. The Richmond-Times Dispatch reported that the undertaking’s week-long tour will take it to a lot of cities in North Carolina and Georgia mirroring the route of the 1961 Freedom Rides.
The hologram contains a myriad of lights that swarm like fireflies to kind right into a 3-D picture of Floyd, together with his title depicted round his picture. The tour is organized by Change.org and The George Floyd Foundation.