George Floyd’s Brother, Philonise Floyd, Signs with APB Speakers
02 Jun 2021
The George Floyd Story: Turning Pain into Purpose
On May 26, 2020, Philonise Floyd learned that his older brother, George “Perry” Floyd, Jr. had been murdered by four police officers in Minneapolis after a store clerk alleged that he passed a counterfeit $20 bill. The world watched as named officer, Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds.
George’s death sparked a worldwide outpour of protests against police brutality, especially toward black people. Philonise vowed that George’s death would not be in vain, another hashtag on a t-shirt, and started the Philonise and Keeta Floyd Institute for Social Change, actively working to eliminate the daily impacts of police brutality, criminal justice reform and systemic racism.
Be among the first to bring this powerful speaker to your next event. A tireless voice who has turned his pain into action, Philonise is passionately committed to influencing change and putting an end to this generational fight for inclusion.