On May 25, 2020, George Floyd took his last labored breaths, while Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck. What happened that night reverberated around the world. One year later, we reflect on how George Floyd’s death galvanized a racial justice movement in Minnesota that was years in the making. Independent Journalist Georgia Fort looks at what progress has been made since then.
“George Floyd: A Year Later” was written and produced by Georgia Fort and Marianne Combs, with production assistance from Justus Sanchez and Erin Warhol. “George Floyd: A Year Later” is a production of Racial Reckoning: The Arc of Justice, a journalism project created and supported by Ampers, Diverse Radio for Minnesota’s Communities, in partnership with KMOJ Radio, The Minnesota Humanities Center, and with support from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.