Bridgeport civil rights leader reflects 1 year after George Floyd death

A civil rights leader and the head of the Bridgeport NAACP has been speaking out about the George Floyd murder for the last year.

News 12 Staff

May 26, 2021, 1:08 PM

Updated 1,090 days ago

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A civil rights leader and the head of the Bridgeport NAACP has been speaking out about the George Floyd murder for the last year.
Reverend D. Stanley Lord says at 9:26 a.m. Tuesday he sent out emails to reflect on the nine minutes and 26 seconds of pain that Floyd endured.
"That's a long time to snuff out someone's life," he says.
"Something has to change.  Because nobody should have to deal with that or go through that type of situation in their lifetime."
Reverend Lord says we still need to educate and get past old stereotypes.
"Most of us stay in our own little silos and don't have those conversations.  Now we feel a little more freer and can ask and have those conversations with a person of color," Lord says.
Lord left us with this.
"And as you think about George Floyd and his family and what they've gone through.  If you don't want anyone to go through that we've got to make some changes."


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