In light of the death of George Floyd, Chloe x Halle recently covered “We Shall Overcome” and “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”
“We shall overcome,” the sister duo wrote in their caption on Instagram of a video of the two siblings singing the popular traditional songs.
Chloe x Halle were not the only singers to cover songs in light of Floyd’s death. As we previously reported, Keke Wyatt took to Instagram to dedicate a song to Floyd’s family.
On Monday (May 25), Floyd, 46 was killed by police in Minneapolis, which echoes the murder of Eric Garner, a black man who died being arrested in New York City in 2014.
The FBI is slated to investigate the incident that took place. According to Minnesota police, Floyd had been working providing security at a restaurant, and he died after a “medical incident” in a “police interaction”.
On Tuesday (May 26), Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey confirmed the four police officers involved in the murder of Floyd had been “terminated”.
“This is the right call,” Frey tweeted. Frey described the killing as “completely and utterly messed up,” at an earlier press conference.
“I believe what I saw and what I saw is wrong on every level,” Frey said. “Being black in America should not be a death sentence.”
Many celebrities and others have taken to social media recently to express their feelings regarding the murder of Floyd. Aiko Lee Simmons recently took to Instagram to share her sentiments regarding Floyd’s death.
“My non-black friends, I cannot begin to unpack your silence. I am scared of what it will tell me,” Simmons wrote. “The things you are here for and the things you are not, what do they say about you?”
“I see you see, and I see your silence,” Simmons continued. “I understand now, that you will only interact with the girl you can understand. Because she’s just like you, at a good school like you, good family like you. But blackness? I guess that’s not like you.”
Watch Chloe x Halle’s covers below.