MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The first in a series of memorial services honoring George Floyd is scheduled to begin at about 2 p.m. ET on Thursday.
Watch a livestream of the service below at 2 p.m.:
His body arrived at North Central University in Minneapolis, where his family, friends and guests will gather to honor him.
Reverend Al Sharpton will deliver a eulogy at the service, while civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who is representing the Floyd family, will deliver a "National Statement" for family members.
Floyd, an unarmed black man, died in police custody on Memorial Day after a Minneapolis officer rammed his knee on his neck for nearly nine minutes, sparking outrage and protests.
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz said the memorial is a chance for everyone to heal.
People in two other cities will pay their respects in the coming days.
On Saturday, a public viewing and a private memorial service will be held in Raeford, North Carolina, the state where Floyd was born.
The 46-year-old’s body will then return to Houston for a public memorial and private service on Tuesday.