George Floyd’s Family Attends Public Hologram Unveiling in Richmond

On Tuesday night, the family of George Floyd attended the first public unveiling of the George Floyd Hologram Memorial Project, which honors Floyd’s memory.

At the event, which is part of a tour organized by and The George Floyd Foundation, a hologram depicting Floyd’s face and shoulders was projected over a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

"We're here to share this special moment for my brother," Rodney Floyd said as the hologram played on a screen. "Right now, right here, this is a beautiful scene."

Per a press release, the project aims 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.”

"We wanted to do something really bold and capture the attention of the world," Alaina Curry, a spokeswoman for, said per Fox News. "We were trying to think of ways to continue to amplify this message of not just George Floyd, but of racial injustice and equality, and this hologram idea came about."

According to TMZ, the hologram was first projected on Monday night in Richmond, and was transposed at the location where a statue of Confederacy President Jefferson Davis used to stand. Last month, demonstrators tore the monument down in what appears to be a protest against problematic historical figures.

The outlet also reports that the hologram will be making appearances at five other sites across North Carolina, Georgia, and other Southern states — following a similar route as the 1961 Freedom Rides during the Civil Rights era.

TMZ says Floyd's family wants the hologram displayed in places where they feel people need to see it the most.

Since Floyd’s death on May 25, Derek Chauvin — the white police officer who was caught on video pinning his knee on Floyd’s neck — has been fired from the Minneapolis Police Department and has been charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.

The three other police officers involved — J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane, and Tou Thao — have been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.


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