People march near the Minnesota State Capitol to honor George Floyd on March 19, 2021 in St Paul, Minnesota.

Guest Blog: One Year Later – George Floyd’s Family Aims to be Victorious

Allyship May 24, 2021

As the world marks the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death, his family is calling for action and spreading a message of hope.

“We wanted to change this tragedy into something that was triumphal — not be a family of victims. We wanted to be victorious,” says Roger Floyd, George Floyd’s uncle. “What the family wants to do is to change the narrative to how we can impact the lives of others.”

In the twelve months since May 25, 2020, when George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, Floyd’s family has established the George Floyd Memorial Center, a Raleigh-based nonprofit that aims to promote and nurture social change. Why Raleigh? Because George Floyd was born nearby — in Fayetteville, N.C. — and several of his family members live in the Triangle area, including his uncle, Roger.


Amber Keister

Amber (she/her) is a Certified Diversity Executive and content strategist for The Diversity Movement. She writes, researches, and edits TDM articles, guides, videos, and more.