The school made this known on Facebook that the gesture is a way it “honors the memory of George Floyd on the day that he is laid to eternal rest.” It said:
“TSU honors the memory of George Floyd on the day that he is laid to eternal rest. Mr. Floyd was a lifelong citizen of the Third Ward and a revered graduate of Jack Yates High School.
The Board, in conjunction with the TSU Foundation Board, has approved a fund to provide a full scholarship for Floyd’s beloved daughter, Gianna.
TSU’s executive and academic staff will prepare a place for Miss Floyd if she wishes to attend the University”.