One year ago, George Floyd was killed at the hands of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, setting off a series of protests across the country, including on the Island.
On Tuesday, community members gathered at a remembrance held by St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs. The Rev. Vincent (“Chip”) Seadale led the evening’s events, offering this hope: “May the barriers that divide us crumble.”
Several pastors from other churches were also present to show support: the Rev. Hyuk Seonwoo of the United Methodist Church of Martha’s Vineyard (the author’s father), the Rev. Stephen Harding of Grace Episcopal Church, and the Rev. Cathlin Baker of the First Congregational Church of West Tisbury.