George Floyd’s last words, “I can’t breathe” became a rallying outcry across the nation for the past two weeks against police brutality.
Floyd will be laid to rest Tuesday afternoon at Houston Memorial Gardens following a private memorial at Fountain of Praise church.
The service will be live-streamed and is set to include “a call to justice, a call for social reform,” pastor, Mia K. Wright said the day congressional Democrats proposed police reform legislation.
Wright said Floyd’s death in police custody was “the spark of a movement in the nation and in the world.”
BET is broadcasting the entire service without commercials in a special called, BET Remembers: George Floyd. Beginning at 12 Noon ET, George Floyd’s memorial will air on BET, BET Her, BET.com, BET’s YouTube Channel and Facebook page.