Updated 1713 GMT (0113 HKT) June 9, 2020
George Floyd’s death inspired a national movement. Now it’s time to celebrate his life.
Floyd’s funeral is taking place Tuesday in Houston, a day after thousands of people attended his public viewing there. Floyd, 46, grew up in Houston’s Third Ward and called the city home.
A public viewing and a private service was also held Saturday in Raeford, North Carolina. Floyd was born in North Carolina.
On Thursday, Floyd’s family, friends and a number of guests gathered for a memorial in Minneapolis. The Rev. Al Sharpton delivered a eulogy at the service, which took place at North Central University.