HOUSTON - Jack Yates High School held an event Monday night that was about one thing: remembering the life of George Floyd.
Floyd graduated from. Jack Yates High School in 1993.
A lot of people who attended shared their memories of Floyd when they were in high school.
I was a senior when he was a freshman and we took freshmen under our wing," said Rodney Hogan. "I watched him grow from a tall skinny kid to a full-grown man."
"I'm a graduate from the class of 96 so when I got to Yates in 93 Floyd was a senior," said Meshanda Phillips. "I remember accidentally bumping into him in the hallway and he wasn't mean to me he turned around and said you're all right little mama."
A lot of alumni who never met Floyd were also in attendance.
They wanted to remember the man whose horrific death was viewed all around the world.