Barbra Streisand has officially gifted her Disney shares to Gianna Floyd, daughter of the murdered African-American George Floyd whose death has attracted much attention into the Black Lives Matter movement.
In an Instagram post by Gianna, the 6-year-old thanked Barbra for the gesture holding her shareholder’s letter, “Thank you Barbra Streisand for my package, I am now a Disney Stockholder thanks to you.”
Not much is known of the amount of shares Gianna holds, but per figures Disney shares now stands at $115 as against the $140 to $150 range before the coronavirus pandemic.
Barbra’s Disney shareholder’s gift to Gianna forms part of the many financial support and assistance coming the 6-year-old’s way since the passing of her father. Grammy award winning artiste and fashion designer Kanye West has opened a college fund to help sponsor the full tuition of Gianni. Texas Southern University has also offered her full scholarship to study at the institution if she chooses to have her undergraduate studies there in the near future.
Since the death of George Floyd on May 25, the United States and other countries including the United Kingdom have been struck with civil protests and demonstrations in response to the frequent killings of black people without lawful explanations. The protest has so far yielded the arrest of Derek Chauvin, the officer who knelt on the neck of Floyd for more than eight minutes leading to his death. He is charged with second-degree murder, while the other three officers captured at the scene have all been arrested and charged with aiding and abetting the murder.