This Day in History

George Floyd, an African American man, was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25, 2020. Captured on video, Floyd’s death showed the officer kneeling on his neck for over nine minutes, leading to widespread outrage. This event ignited historic protests across the United States and around the world, calling for an end to police brutality and systemic racism. The global response to Floyd’s death marked a significant moment in the ongoing fight for racial equality and justice reform, highlighting the critical importance of the Black Lives Matter movement.