May 25, 2021
'Still a ways to go': Baltimoreans reflect on one year since George Floyd's death

In Baltimore, people reflected on the one year since George Floyd’s murder and what it means to them and society in general.

"After having been in the house due to COVID-19, it was hard not to look away. It was hard not to act like it wasn't important," said Kaye Wise Whitehead, founding director of the Karson Institute for Race, Peace and Social Justice at Loyola University, Maryland. Whitehead thinks about how far the nation has come following the murder of Floyd one year ago Tuesday, at the hands of police.

Interfaith leaders from all over the city called the faithful and the hopeful to Bishop Square Park to remember Floyd's life and reflect.

"My hope is that we will not have those kinds of atrocious acts that jaw your spirit, that create confusion and causes one to question their own humanity," said Dr. Alvin Hathaway, of Union Baptist Church.

Speakers were called to share how they were affected by Floyd's killing and the year that's followed.

"As Dr. King prayed justice will well up like water, righteousness like an ever-flowing stream," said Rabbi Daniel Burg, of Beth AM Synagogue

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