A year after protesters brought down statues of colonists and slave owners across the United States, several cities are unveiling new monuments this week to celebrate the federal holiday in Juneteenth and in honor of the life of George Floyd, abolitionist Harriet Tubman, and Terence Floyd unveiling a statue of his brother. in Brooklyn on Saturday morning and led dozens who had gathered for a Juneteenth rally outside the Brooklyn Public Library in chanting “We are Floyd.” “My brother was the sacrifice, so I need to continue to care and keep my older brother a name ringing in everyone’s ears,” Floyd said, according to a live broadcast of the event. June 19: Biden signs Juneteenth into recess, giving federal employees an official day off Friday a ‘year that broke my heart’: George Floyd’s family struggle with loss A year after the murder, George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police on Memorial Day, 2020, as bystanders recorded a video of the incident and asked officers to get off his body.The killing sparked thousands of protests Against police brutality in the U.S. and abroad and revitalizing the Black Lives Matter movement.The 6-foot statue of Floyd’s head by artist Chris Karnabushi is expected to be displayed at Flatbush Junction in Brooklyn for several weeks before moving to Union Square in Manhattan, according to a member’s office. New York Council Joy Lewis. “George Floyd’s legacy is truly enormous — and I don’t just use him as a speech person,” Lewis said at the unveiling, adding, “His death changed our country. We are forced to see what we have been blind to for many years. It has forced America to confront its painful legacy of systemic racism and police brutality.” Meanwhile, in Newark, New Jersey, the city revealed a 700-pound bronze statue outside City Hall on Wednesday, Head Pond said at the unveiling ceremony of a 700-pound bronze statue outside City Hall on Wednesday: “George Floyd represents more than himself at this juncture in history.” Dr. Emmett Till, who was lynched in August 1955 while visiting relatives near Mooney, Mississippi. Hundreds of years of lynchings in the United States before his murder, Baraka said. Till, but it was his death and his mother’s advocacy that drove a generation of activists to get involved in the civil rights movement. “We believe George Floyd has the same impact today as Emmett Till’s death,” Baraka said. Actor and director Leon Pinckney spoke at the ceremony and said he commissioned sculptor Stanley Watts. By creating the statue “to honor his humanity (George)” and to encourage protesters to continue to press for justice, Pinckney said, “The statue was making them keep remembering why they walked during this horrific pandemic. I didn’t want them to go back to the status quo.” Turning emotional at the party, Watts purposely described Floyd as “peaceful” and “larger than life.” The statue depicts Floyd relaxing on a park bench. June 2021 celebrations: What to know On the holiday racial justice: Employees say their companies aren’t keeping promises the next day Baraka also announced the design of a Harriet Tubman memorial to replace the Christopher Columbus statue removed last summer The memorial, designed by artist Nina Cook-John, is expected to be installed , next summer in Washington Park, whose name will be changed to Tubman Square, according to the mayor’s office. “My design creates a welcoming space for people to connect with Tubman as well as interact and think about their freedom from any weight they might carry. This is a monument to the community and the community.” In San Francisco, an artist unveiled a new public work Friday evening in Golden Gate Park, on the site of the century-old former Francis Scott Key statue. Last summer, a statue of a slave owner, known for writing “The Star-Spangled Banner”, was toppled by a group. A new installation by Oakland-based artist Dana King, “Monumental Reckoning” includes 350 statues representing the first spirits kidnapped from Africa in 1619 destined for enslavement in America, all encircling the vacant base where the statue of the former slave owner stood. “It’s a global account. It’s a historical account. It’s about justice,” King told KGO-TV. Last year, protesters toppled statues in cities across the country and pressured local elected officials to remove traces related to slavery and colonialism. More than 90 Confederate monuments were removed or moved from public spaces in 2020 after Floyd’s killing, and about 700 remain, according to data from the Southern Poverty Law Center released earlier this year. Fighting over the ruins: who is the American hero and who is the ‘symbol of hate’? Protesters tear down controversial statues: Confederates drop Ed, Columbus beheaded, and Christopher Columbus’s lists come under special scrutiny. Columbus made four expeditions to the Caribbean and South America over two decades, enslaving and decimating local people and opening the gates to European colonization, and last July 4th, protesters in Baltimore, Maryland, toppled a statue of Columbus and threw it into the city. Inner port. Protesters in Richmond, Virginia, threw one into a lake. Others in Boston beheaded a statue of Columbus. Officials in Columbus, Ohio, Chicago and other cities removed Columbus statues last year.