Homemade Support Signs in Apartment Windows
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
White marker "BLM" in one window. Paper signs reading "No Justice No Peace," "George Floyd," and "I Can't Breathe."
On the second floor of an apartment building.
Photograph by Froukje Akkerman
Urban Art Mapping Research Project
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.
Paint marker and paint on paper.