This episode contains strong language.
Nearly 30 years ago, George Perry Floyd Jr. told a high school classmate he would “touch the world” someday. We went to the funeral in Houston of an outsize man who dreamed equally big and whose killing has galvanized a movement against racism across the globe.
Guest: Manny Fernandez, The New York Times’s bureau chief in Houston.
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- Mr. Floyd’s funeral served as both a national reckoning and a moment of personal mourning. The Rev. Al Sharpton demanded more action against police brutality.
- As a young man, Mr. Floyd had big plans for his future. This is the story of his life and dreams.