Black Community Members Hope For Change


Last updated 6/10/2020 at 4:55pm

Matt McGregor

Randy Lytle (left) and Tommy Kilgore stand on the site of the proposed new Mary C. Jenkins Community Center in the Rosenwald community.

Change and unification are what Tommy Kilgore hopes to see rise from the death of George Floyd.

"A change is evident; change is coming," said Kilgore, president of the Transylvania County Chapter of the NAACP. "And I think it will be a positive change. It will be one that I believe will unify Americans of all race, color and creed. I believe that it will unify this country."

Floyd, born in Fayetteville, N.C., was allegedly killed by Minneapolis, Minn., police officer Derek Chauvin, who was kneeling on Floyd's neck and back for 8 minutes and 46 seconds when Floyd died of cardiopulmonary...

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