His Name is George Floyd – The hard life and sad death of one man who became a civil rights icon
Murdered in Minneapolis in May 2020 by a police officer, George Floyd became an emblem of a community’s refusal to accept state oppression. A new book looks at the man behind the symbolism
When George Floyd was murdered on May 25, 2020, the world turned its eyes to Minneapolis in horror. What followed were mass protests, difficult conversations and calls for a complete overhaul of the United States justice system.
Statues were felled and curfews introduced as we witnessed a true civil rights movement playing out for the first time online. The reckoning spanned news media, celebrity culture and academic establishments. Some thought that American society might change, ...