Angel George Floyd and Tanker at Protest on I-35

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Creator

Antoine Jenkins
@antione_jenkins3; @antz_creationz; @yungjustinanderson; @wousart

Title

Angel George Floyd and Tanker at Protest on I-35

Coverage

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Description

An image of George Floyd in a white suit with angel wings and a halo. With a raised fist, he stands between protestors and a tanker truck that is bearing down on the crowd, referencing an event that occurred on May 31, 2020 I-35. Note that many protestors are wearing face masks in this image. Many individuals have signed this piece in a blank area.

Source

See also UAM-GF_502; UAM-GF_610 for image in its original location. At the time of this photograph, the work had been removed and was back in hands of the artist.

Rights

Art by Antoine Jenkins
Photograph by Sally Pemberton

Publisher

Urban Art Mapping Research Project

Date

Contributor

HS

Identifier

UAM-GF_1061

Subject

George Perry Floyd (October 14, 1973 - May 25, 2020) was a 46-year-old Black American man who was murdered by former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin after Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for nearly 9 minutes in the Powderhorn neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25, 2020. Floyd’s murder sparked an international movement for Black Lives Matter, the largest civil rights movement of the century. On March 12, 2021, the city of Minneapolis agreed to pay $27 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit brought by Floyd's family. On June 25, 2021, Chauvin was sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for his crimes.

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