Plans for George Floyd Memorial Center in downtown Raleigh formally unveiled

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George Floyd, who died after being pinned to the ground by an officer who pressed a knee into his neck. (Photo: Offices of Ben Crump Law)

RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) — George Floyd’s family wants to associate his name with a path to progress for local young people, through a proposed memorial center in his name.

Thomas McLaurin, Floyd’s cousin, described the goals of the George Floyd Memorial Center this way: “We want them to know that they can make a difference! You don’t have to die to make a difference. We want them to live and make a difference, and see things that they could be in our community moving forward.”

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They’ve chosen the day of his death, May 25th, as what they call a day of enlightenment.

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