George Perry Floyd Jr. was a hip hop artist and served as a mentor in his religious community. Between 1997 and 2005, he was convicted of eight crimes. He served four years in prison after accepting a plea bargain for a 2007 aggravated robbery in a home invasion. He died in a car crash in Minneapolis in November 2016.
About George Floyd in brief
George Perry Floyd Jr. was an African American man killed during an arrest after a store clerk alleged he had passed a counterfeit USD 20 bill in Minneapolis. He was a hip hop artist and served as a mentor in his religious community. Between 1997 and 2005, he was convicted of eight crimes. He served four years in prison after accepting a plea bargain for a 2007 aggravated robbery in a home invasion. In 2014, he moved to the Minneapolis area, residing in the nearby suburb of St. Louis Park, and worked as a truck driver and bouncer. In 2020, he lost his security job during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019, he worked as security guard for a Salvation Army facility. In 2017, he filmed an anti-gun violence video for the Nuevo Rodeo police officer Derek Chauvin. In 2018, he helped his mother recuperate after a stroke and assisted on other projects with Angel By Nature, a charity founded by rapper Trae Truth. In 2011, he became involved with a church ministry that brought men from the Third Ward to Minnesota to work in a drug-work program with drug and rehabilitation services.
In 2012, he went to the White House to meet with President Barack Obama. In 2013, he met with Vice President Joe Biden and other dignitaries to discuss the state of race relations in the U.S. and the future of the country. In 2015, he attended a summit in Washington, D.C. on race relations and the role of police in society. In 2016, he spoke at a summit on race in the United States and around the world. He also spoke at an event in Houston, Texas, about the need for racial equality in the workplace and the need to improve the quality of life for all Americans. He died in a car crash in Minneapolis in November 2016. He is survived by his wife, two children, and a step-son. He leaves behind a wife and two step-sons. His mother, Larcenia Jones Floyd, is a retired nurse.