The City of Tampa will join cities across the nation tonight to light up Old City Hall crimson and gold in remembrance of George Floyd. Crimson and Gold are the colors of George Floyd’s Alma mater, Jack Yates High School.
During a conference call with the US Conference of Mayors, Houston Mayor, Sylvester Turner, called on mayors across the country to light up their City Halls to honor George Floyd, whose final interment will take place in Houston on Tuesday.
“As our community grieves the tragic murder of George Floyd, we hope to honor his memory by continuing to shine a light on the need for justice and systemic change,” says Mayor Jane Castor. “We stand united with our community and other cities across the country who are working together towards a more equitable and just future for all.”
The City of Tampa is also asking the community to join together in a moment of silence lasting 8 minutes and 46 seconds, starting at 9:00 pm.
WHO: City of Tampa
WHAT: Lighting Old City Hall, Bridges, and Park Lights will light up Crimson and Gold in honor of George Floyd
WHEN: Tonight, June 8, 2020
WHERE: Old City Hall (315 E Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602)