Since the May 25th death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers, former NBA player turned MMA fighter Royce White has led thousands in peaceful protests with 10K Foundation.
Now, White plans to begin the longest walk of his life, one that will take him from 1,000 miles from the site of George Floyd's death at 38th and Chicago to the gates of the White House in Washington D.C.
According to White, he hopes to meet with President Donald Trump when the walk ends in front of the White House. In the meeting, he wants to discuss a new social contract between the Free People and The State, which will include reshaping the economic infrastructure of Black America.
White, who's also been out in front of mental health conversations, organized peaceful protests just days after Floyd's killing when riots and looting rocked the Twin Cities.
"I was in front of the third police precinct when the conflict started between the civilians and the cops in that area. It was a sight most people have never seen especially up close and in person," he said. "It just dawned on me that night that it was time for myself and some others to go to the front lines to change the narrative and bring a message of needing to change the dynamic between the people and the state and the monopoly on violence that the state has."
The first 10K Foundation march on May 29 drew 8,000 people to downtown Minneapolis. In the two weeks following George Floyd's death over 50,000 people marched along with ith White and 10K Foundation.