Portrait of George Floyd

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Title

Portrait of George Floyd

Coverage

312 Central Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Description

A stencil portrait of George Floyd spray painted in black on a sidewalk corner.

Rights

Contributor: Floris Lafontant 3198990360

Publisher

Urban Art Mapping Research Project

Date

Contributor

HS

Identifier

UAM-GF_0828

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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