White Flowers: SAY ALL OF THEIR NAMES
3759 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Enclosed within a garland of black and white flowers are names of numerous Black people dead at the hands of police/ racist society. At the very bottom we see the name George Floyd.
Located at the George Floyd memorial, taped to window of Cup Foods.
Photographed by Chioma
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.