‘A long day’: Sacramento pastor with Twin Cities roots joins in George Floyd’s goodbye
Darryl Smith | The Sacramento Bee
It had been a long day for Tecoy Porter Sr. The Sacramento pastor returned to his hometown of Minneapolis this week, a city shattered by police violence and the fiery protest that followed, to say goodbye to George Floyd. Porter, senior pastor of Genesis Church on Meadowview Road , was among the ministers who helped coordinate the Thursday memorial service for the Houston man who had found a fresh start in the Twin Cities — now the epicenter of worldwide outrage and shared grief after his death at the hands of police. Before the memorial, Porter drove to 38th Street and Chicago Avenue — the street corner where Floyd died now a sacred space in that city — following along the same south Minneapolis route his school bus drove as a child.