Tuckahoe vigil for George Floyd hopes to inspire equality for minorities

What was supposed to be an outdoor vigil moved indoors as the Tuckahoe community came together Friday night to memorialize and celebrate the life of George Floyd.

News 12 Staff

Jun 6, 2020, 12:19 AM

Updated 1,450 days ago

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What was supposed to be an outdoor vigil moved indoors as the Tuckahoe community came together Friday night to memorialize and celebrate the life of George Floyd.
Dozens of people gathered at the Shiloh Baptist Church. There were even devoted followers who stood outside in the rain to hear their message.
They prayed as one and discussed the struggles minorities, especially African Americans, have faced for years, with the hope they can inspire others to come together as well as they displayed that diversity in their audience alone.
"Black people in this country have been traumatized for 400 years of mistreatment and it's important for us to maintain our spiritual grounding even in moments like this,” said Shiloh Baptist Church’s Rev. Michael Gerald. “We cannot lose sight of the fact that there is still a God who is in control of everything."
They say the road to equality will not be easy, but their faith will be with them every step of the way.
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