A painting of Ahmaud Arbery is displayed during a vigil at New Springfield Baptist Church on Wednesday in Waynesboro, Ga. Sean Rayford/Getty Images

Georgia marks statewide ‘Ahmaud Arbery Day’ to honor the slain jogger

Beginning Wednesday, the state of Georgia will recognize Feb. 23 of each year as Ahmaud Arbery Day, for the Black jogger who was chased down and killed on a residential street near Brunswick exactly two years ago.

The Georgia House of Representatives passed a resolution earlier this month honoring Arbery and urging people to jog 2.23 miles annually to advocate for racial equality.

Both of Arbery’s parents – Wanda Cooper-Jones and Marcus Arbery – were scheduled to appear at events in Georgia on Wednesday. Other planned remembrances included a vigil in the Satilla Shores neighborhood where Arbery was murdered and a candlelight march.

Read in NPR: https://apple.news/AtGgTrADnSXaQzo0ZDddKpg

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