George Floyd (memorial)

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Creator

Peyton Scott Russell

Title

George Floyd (memorial)

Coverage

3757 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Description

A large black and white portrait of George Floyd located near the site where Floyd was killed. This work was painted on a large wooden panel that was attached to a bus stand. A spontaneous and organic altar has appeared in front of the panel. There are also many other signs and items attached on all sides of the bus stand.

Source

Also photographed on:
6/9 (item UAM-GF_0624)
7/10 (item UAM-GF_0684)

Rights

Heather Shirey

Publisher

Urban Art Mapping Research Project

Date

Contributor

HS

Identifier

UAM-GF_0782

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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