'He is going to change the world': Funeral held for Floyd

AmNews Staff Reports | 6/9/2020, 8:02 p.m.
The Black man whose death has inspired a worldwide reckoning over racial injustice was buried in Pearland, Texas Tuesday, carried ...
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George Floyd was lovingly remembered Tuesday as "Big Floyd" — a father and brother, athlete and neighborhood mentor, and now a catalyst for change — at a funeral for the Black man whose death has sparked a global reckoning over police brutality and racial prejudice.

More than 500 mourners wearing masks against the coronavirus packed a Houston church a little more than two weeks after Floyd was pinned to the pavement by a white Minneapolis police officer who put a knee on his neck for what prosecutors said was 8 minutes and 46 seconds.