Sharpton to deliver eulogy at George Floyd's funeral

AmNews Staff Reports | 5/31/2020, 8:52 a.m.
Rev. Al Sharpton announced Saturday that he's delivering the eulogy at the upcoming funeral for Minneapolis police killing victim George ...

Rev. Al Sharpton announced Saturday that he's delivering the eulogy at the upcoming funeral for Minneapolis police killing victim George Floyd.

Reports indicate the funeral will be held in Houston, Texas where Floyd was raised. A public visitation will be held on June 4 at North Central University in Minneapolis. His body will then be transported to Houston for the funeral. Fort Bend Memorial Planning Center will the handling the arrangments.

On Saturday, Sharpton's civil rights organization the National Action Network (NAN) held a vigil for Floyd in Staten Island where 2014 police killing victim Eric Garner died. Garner’s mother, Gwen Carr, community leaders and activists called for justice for Floyd who uttered, “I can’t breathe” just as Garner did six years ago when officers killed him by using what appeared to be a banned chokehold.