Tyre Nichols Funeral: Sharpton To Deliver Eulogy

Tyre Nichols will be laid to rest at the Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church this Wednesday
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Memphis, Tenn. (Monday, January 30, 2023) – Tyre Nichols will be laid to rest at the Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church this Wednesday as the nation grieves the death of the 29-year-old, whose brutal beating at the hands of police officers was captured on horrific body camera footage.

Rev. Al Sharpton, the Founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN), will eulogize Nichols at the request of the family, as attorney Ben Crump will deliver a call to action in a service led by Rev. J. Lawrence Turner.

Nichols’ funeral comes amid national outrage over his beating at the hands of Memphis police officers -- five of whom have been charged with murder.

Body camera footage released Friday evening showed cops relentlessly attacking Nichols on January 7 after a traffic stop. At one point Nichols called out for his mother as the beating worsened. Nichols died of his injuries three days later, leaving behind a 4-year-old son.

Nichols’ death has sparked national protests against police brutality, sparking fresh calls for reforms.


The family of Tyre Nichols

Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of NAN

Ben Crump, Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney
Rev. J. Lawrence Turner, Senior Pastor of the Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Press arrival: 11:00 a.m. CST
Services begin: 1:00 CST


Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church
70 N. Bellevue Boulevard
Memphis, TN 38104


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/THEBLVD1
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@mississippiboulevardchrist8792/featured

About National Action Network (NAN)

National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency, and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality, or gender.

For more information go to www.nationalactionnetwork.net.

About Ben Crump Law

Through his work, nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump has spearheaded a legal movement to better protect the rights of marginalized citizens. He has led landscape-changing civil rights cases and represented clients in a wide range of areas including civil rights, personal injury, labor and employment, class actions, and more. Ben Crump Law is dedicated to holding the powerful accountable. For more information, visit bencrump.com


Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church, lovingly known as "The BLVD", is the first African­ American church in the city of Memphis under the doctrine of the Disciples of Christ (DOC). Its mission is to lead others to Christ, learn to be like Christ, live for Christ, and love as Christ without limits in the Greater Memphis Area through transformative worship, engaging fellowship, impactful ministry, consistent discipleship, and broad evangelism. Since its founding in 1921 The BLVD has sought to be relevant not just to the spiritual needs of people, but also to how the message of Jesus applies to the social climate of a community. For more information, visit [http://www.theblvd.org%20/]www.theblvd.org.

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