The vision of the George Floyd Memorial Center came about following the tragic death of George Perry Floyd, Jr. George, the third child of George Perry, Sr. and Larcenia “Cissy” Floyd was born in Fayetteville, NC. His family members who still reside in the state created this foundation and memorial to honor the legacy of a man and relative who loved life and loved to give back.
The untimely death of George has caused a global uprising, calling for equality and justice for all. The rally cries of “Say His/Her Name”, “Black Lives Matter”, and “No Justice, No Peace” can be heard in every corner of the earth. Dr. Martin Luther King’s quote “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” stands true as much today as it did in the past.