Come Together for George Floyd

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Creator

Christopher E. Harrison

Title

Come Together for George Floyd

Coverage

DID 81 South 9th St , Suite 260, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Description

The first section design is biomorphic abstract images of downtown buildings and ways of movement downtown (biking, transit, walking, wheelchair.) The second vestibule has the title "Come Together" and has a montage of hands reaching toward each other, representing the community. The third design is a memorial to George Floyd, "Rest George Rest." with a portrait, doves and flowers. The dove and flower elements appear in each design, tying them together. The door design "Black and Brown bodies matter,"
speaks to the acknowledgement of POC and their validity in our community.

Rights

Christopher E. Harrison, Shea Love, Natalie Nazarian, Jojo Dominguez, Erin Pascal, Naomi Potts

Publisher

Urban Art Mapping Research Project

Date

Contributor

HS

Identifier

UAM-GF_0878

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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