Homemade Support Signs in Apartment Windows

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Title

Homemade Support Signs in Apartment Windows

Coverage

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Description

White marker "BLM" in one window. Paper signs reading "No Justice No Peace," "George Floyd," and "I Can't Breathe."

Source

On the second floor of an apartment building.

Rights

Photograph by Froukje Akkerman

Publisher

Urban Art Mapping Research Project

Date

Contributor

SE

Identifier

UAM-GF_0700

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.

Original Format

Paint marker and paint on paper.

Geolocation

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