Who was George Floyd?

By: Abrar khan

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George Floyd. For the last two years, his name has been echoed across the nation from the streets of Minneapolis

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where protesters marched, to the halls of corporate America where major brands publicly denounced racism.

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His name is a symbol for the racial equality fight, and a rallying cry for justice and an end to police brutality against Black people.

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Washington Post reporters Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa decided that it was time to look deeper at Floyd's life by writing a biography titled,

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"His Name is George Floyd: One Man's Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice."

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George Perry Floyd Jr. was an African-American man who was murdered by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during an arrest

Who was George Floyd as a person?

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after a store clerk suspected Floyd may have used a counterfeit twenty-dollar bill, on May 25, 2020.

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Born: 14 October 1973, Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States Died: 25 May 2020, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States Height: 1.93 m Date of burial: 9 June 2020

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Children: Gianna Floyd Siblings: Philonise Floyd, LaTonya Floyd, Bridgett Floyd Parents: Larcenia Floyd, George Perry