George Floyd‘s being honored and remembered in his hometown … with a new mural set to be unveiled just in time for his birthday.
The mural is being painted in the Houston neighborhood where George grew up, and it’s going to be unveiled Monday during a special ceremony featuring his family and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee. Houston mayor Sylvester Turner is also invited.
Local artist Ange painted the mural. He tells us George’s family asked him to create one back in August, after previously presenting the family with some Floyd artwork at his funeral.
The mural is prominently displayed on a wall outside a neighborhood corner store George frequented. The business is a staple of the community, so lots of folks will see George’s face on the building.
George would have turned 47 Wednesday, and we’re told celebrating his upcoming birthday is part of the inspiration behind the mural … plus a message to the community to “be the change” and go out and vote.
George’s brothers, Rodney and Philonise, recently checked on the mural’s progress and Philonise says they want the art to send this message … “People in my family all feel that George can’t vote, so everybody needs to get out for George, for Breonna, for Ahmaud.”
The family adds … “He said he wanted to change the world, so here’s how we do it. By being the change.”