The ad is titled, “Dedication to Georgie Floyd. #JusticefordGeorgefloyd,” and quotes a passage from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech at Al Selama. In 1965.
“So we’ll get up in the middle of the horse. In the pet-clubs we’re going to stand right here. If the police are in the police dog, we’re going to stand right here, if they have them,” King was quoted in the ad. “We’re going to stand up in tear gas! We’re going to stand up in whatever they can wake up, let the world know we’re determined to be free!”
Along with J-Z, the letter was signed by the parents of Botham Jean, DJ Henry and Anton Rose II, young black people who were tragically killed by police, as well as Van Jones, Charlemagne Tha God, Angela Rye, a lawyer, Floyd Family and Innocence. Multiple employees of organizations such as Project and Up to Independence.
The Tuesday edition of The New York Times, The Denver Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Austin American were joined by Tim ROC (J-Z’s Rock Nation’s Benefactors) and others. Journal Constitution, among a few more newspapers.
A J-Z representative said more ads would be published in the newspaper on Wednesday.