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President & CEO Barclay's Response to the George Floyd verdict

As the news of the historic verdict in the George Floyd murder trial sinks in, I am optimistic that an important milestone for racial equity and civil and human rights has come to pass.

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History contains countless examples of those who lost their lives in the fight for freedom, respect, and equal rights. In light of the lives that our ancestors lost, we acknowledge this verdict as a critical step on our nation’s path to true equity and justice in all aspects of American life.  We are each challenged at this moment, with the responsibility to take this challenging time and build on it to make positive transformational change in our own hearts and minds.  Perhaps our 44th President, Barack Obama said it best: 

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

Ask yourself:  What is the change you’ve been waiting for?  What will YOU do to make that change come about?