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George Floyd’s family unveils mural in Med City

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- George Floyd's image is known virtually all over, and beginning with a mural in Minneapolis, his likeness now graces buildings around the world.

Rochester is now included.

On Thursday evening, Barbershop Talk hosted a George Floyd Mural unveiling.

Floyd's aunt, Angela Harrelson on the left, and cousin Paris Stevens on the right.

Floyd's cousin Paris Stevens, and aunt Angela Harrelson helped reveal the art.

"This is a historical moment every time I see someone doing a mural. I'm just so taken back because this tells me that this is someone who supports you. Someone who cares about the change, your family, and what happened. And they want to take the time as an artist to do this for your family," Harrelson said.

Lee Green, the graphic designer behind Greenhouse Grafix, designed the mural and got it on the wall in less than three weeks.

"I wanted to create something that when people drive by they stop and look. And it inspires change, inspiration, whether it's motivationally, spiritually, financially. However you want to give back to do something. That's kind of want I wanted to instill in the artwork," said Green.

"This is one of the best I've seen. This is one of the best I've seen. I've seen a lot of them," said Harrelson.

As Floyd's face now stands high on a Rochester Building, Harrelson continues to reflect on the good memories of her nephew. She shared a story about a letter Floyd wrote in the second grade.

"He wanted to become a supreme court judge, and to change the world. And I often, when I read that I said,' Oh my God.' He did change the world and he is causing laws to be changed and they may possibly go through the supreme court. So that's just something that sticks in my mind all the time," she said.

The mural is located at Barbershop Talk. The address is 3720 19th Street NW.
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KaMaria Braye

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