Black Lives Matter: One Year After George Floyd’s Murder
On May 25, 2020, a white Minneapolis police officer murdered a black man, George Floyd, by placing his kneed on his neck. The killing was recorded on cell phone video. Since then, millions of people worldwide participated in protests demanding justice for Floyd and other people of color who have died at the hands of police. His death sparked a year of unprecedented protests and conversations about deep seeded racism.
The Black Lives Matter movement is now considered to possibly be the largest in U.S. history, and to speak more about the development of the movement within the last year in Illinois are a panel of guests.
Nancy Maxwell, Activist, and founding member of the Southern Illinois Unity Coalition
Drake Materre, Member of Black Students for Revolution and the Co-Founder Champaign County Anti Racist Coalition
Leslie Rolfe, Activist from Rockford, Member of the May 30th Alliance
Sunshine Clemons, Co-founder & Co- President of Black Lives Matter Springfield Chapter
Prepared for web by Zainab Qureshi
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