NEWS from the Shelby County Mayor’s Office
Lee Harris, Mayor
Vasco A. Smith, Jr., Administration Building
11th Floor, 160 North Main, Memphis, Tennessee 38103
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JUNE 7, 2020
Interim Public Information Officer
MEDIA ADVISORY: SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR LEE HARRIS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS WILL HOST A MEMORIAL CEREMONY IN HONOR OF GEORGE FLOYD
Mayor Lee Harris orders County flags to fly at half-staff in honor of George Floyd.
MEMPHIS, TN –Tomorrow Mayor Lee Harris and community leaders will host a memorial ceremony in honor of George Floyd and others afflicted by racial injustice. Speakers include Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, the Abyssinian Missionary Baptist Church Reverend Dr. Earle Fisher, National Civil Rights Museum President Terri Freeman, Shelby County Chief of Staff Danielle Inez, Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings, Circuit Court Clerk Temiika Gipson, Memphis City Councilwoman and Educator Michalyn Easter-Thomas, Latino Memphis Executive Director Mauricio Calvo, 2020 High School Graduate Nikolas Dalton, Temple Israel Rabbi Micah Greenstein. This ceremony will also include music selections led by Shelby County Fire Chief Alvin Benson and Courtney Little.
In remembrance of George Floyd, Mayor Lee Harris has ordered all flags bearing the Shelby County Government seal to fly at half-staff from sundown on Monday, June 8, 2020, through sundown on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Read the Executive Order here.
WHAT: Shelby County Ceremony in Remembrance of George Floyd Ceremony
WHEN: Monday, June 8, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Civic Center Plaza (on Main Street between the City of Memphis and Shelby
County Government administrative buildings.)
Press are encouraged to attend. However, this ceremony will comply with social distancing guidelines, and face coverings are strongly encouraged.
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