The City of New Orleans will pay tribute to George Floyd tonight (Monday, June 8) with the Mercedes-Benz Superdome being lit in his high school colors, crimson and gold.
The lighting of the Superdome comes at the request of Mayor LaToya Cantrell. The Superdome is partnering on this effort to join in the call for racial equality for everyone.
“As we continue to mourn the loss of George Floyd, along with others who have been the victim of violence by police officers, we will seek to remember him and honor his memory. Last week, we showed the world that we can march, protest and be heard, and do so peacefully and respectfully. We will continue to demand justice and ensure that our police officers remain a positive presence in our own community,” said Mayor Cantrell.
The Mayor’s request to light the Superdome comes in response to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, who has called on mayors from across the nation to light their city halls or other city landmark in crimson and gold to honor Floyd.
Crimson and gold are the colors of Houston’s Yates High School, the alma mater of Floyd, who was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minn.