Calhoun Square: Black Lives Matter

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Title

Calhoun Square: Black Lives Matter

Coverage

3001 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Description

1. An image of a Black woman with purple hair in a black dress. In her hair, she wears white flowers and the words "Black Lives Matter." In the background is a heartbeat line.
A portrait of Geroge Floyd, wearing a black sweater that says "Breathe," with red tape over his mouth that says "Don't Silence Us." The orange background depicts a floral pattern, various names of murdered Black people and the phrase, "People aren't Statistics."
2."Black Lives Matter" on a multi-colored pastel backing. Next to it is a Black woman (eyes-closed) with red and black hair.
3. Black power fist surrounded by a rainbow of hearts.
4. Orange, yellow, and red text "Solidarity through Reverence". Multicolored hearts. Peace sign made from vines.

Source

First work also documented by Froukje Akkerman on 2020-06-15.

Rights

posted on Instagram by @minneapolismurals

Publisher

Urban Art Mapping Research Project

Date

Contributor

CU

Identifier

UAM-GF_0738

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

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