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…That There’s a New Book About George Floyd?

Yes. George Floyd was killed on May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis and, as we approach the third anniversary of his murder, two journalists report on the life of the man whose death sparked a massive protest movement and a national conversation about race.¬†Washington Post¬†reporters Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa wrote the piece, drawing on hundreds of interviews and countless public and private records to reconstruct the course of Floyd’s often-troubled life. A gentle man who sometimes worried that his size intimidated people, George Floyd grew up in poverty–but had big aspirations. And the authors argue his opportunities were limited, time and again, by the effects of systemic racism. Their new book,¬†His Name Is George Floyd: One Man’s Life, and the Struggle for Racial Justice, was a highlight of a national news radio show. Click here to listen. Interesting. Really.