I Can Breathe Now

Creator

Cadex Herrera; Xena Goldman; Greta McLain with Maria Javier; Niko Alexander; Pablo Helm Hernandez; Rachel Breen

Title

I Can Breathe Now

Coverage

38th and Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Description

A large mural with the image of George Floyd at the center, flanked by text reading "George Floyd." The letters are filled with small figures seen with fists raised in protest. Behind Floyd's head is a large sunflower. At the center of the sunflower there is text reading "Say Our Names" followed by the names of others who were killed in acts of police violence.

Source

This work has served as an active site for memorializing for some community members.

Some community members expressed concerns that this mural did not center Black voices and experiences.

Artists and activists voiced concerns about this mural.

The piece was defaced on August 18, 2020.

This piece was defaced  on October 6, 2020.

Rights

Photograph by Lisa Keith
Art by Cadex Herrera (lead); Xena Goldman; Greta McLain with Maria Javier; Niko Alexander; Pablo Helm Hernandez; Rachel Breen

Publisher

Urban Art Mapping Research Project

Date

Contributor

HS

Identifier

UAM-GF_1723

Files

George Floyd_s Memorial.jpg

Citation

Cadex Herrera; Xena Goldman; Greta McLain with Maria Javier; Niko Alexander; Pablo Helm Hernandez; Rachel Breen, “I Can Breathe Now,” George Floyd & Anti-Racist Street Art , accessed February 27, 2021, https://georgefloydstreetart.omeka.net/items/show/1723.

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