Jay-Z Honors George Floyd With Full Page Ads Across The Nation

The music industry paused on Blackout Tuesday and JAY-Z did his part by taking out full-page ads in newspapers across the country in honor of George Floyd.

The ad to features a speech made by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, Alabama in 1965.

“‘Only way we can really achieve freedom is to somehow hunker the fear of the death,'” the ad reads. “But if a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live. Deep down in our nonviolent creed is the conviction — that there are some things so dear, some things so precious, some things so eternally true, that they’re worth dying for. And if a man happens to be 36 years old, as I happen to be, some great truth stands before the door of his life — some great opportunity to stand for that which is right and that which is just.”

Team ROC, also helped place the ad in The New York Times, The Denver Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Austin American Statement, The Orlando Sentinel and The Atlanta Journal Constitution, among others.

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