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His name is George Floyd : one man's life and the struggle for racial justice  Cover Image Book Book

His name is George Floyd : one man's life and the struggle for racial justice / Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa.

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  • ISBN: 9780593490617
  • ISBN: 0593490614
  • ISBN: 9780593490617 : HRD
  • ISBN: 0593490614 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9780593490617
  • ISBN: 0593490614
  • Physical Description: pages ; cm
  • Publisher: [New York] : Viking, [2022]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Flowers -- Perry -- An ordinary day -- Home -- Roots -- Lessons of the bricks -- Big Floyd -- The State of Texas vs. George Floyd -- The use of restraint -- You're on your own -- Turning point -- The real comes in -- Memorial Day -- Say his name -- We have nothing to lose but our chains -- Hear my cry -- Testimony -- American hope.
Summary, etc.:
"The events of that day are now tragically familiar: on May 25, 2020, George Floyd became the latest Black person to die at the hands of the police, murdered outside of a Minneapolis convenience store by white officer Derek Chauvin. The video recording of his death set off a series of protests in the United States and around the world, awakening millions to the dire need for reimagining this country's broken systems of policing. But behind a face that would be graffitied onto countless murals, and a name that has become synonymous with civil rights, there is the reality of one man's stolen life: a life beset by suffocating systemic pressures that ultimately proved inescapable. This biography of George Floyd shows the athletic young boy raised in the projects of Houston's Third Ward who would become a father, a partner, a friend, and a man constantly in search of a better life. In retracing Floyd's story, Washington Post reporters Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa bring to light the determination Floyd carried as he faced the relentless struggle to survive as a Black man in America. Placing his narrative within the larger context of America's deeply troubled history of institutional racism, His Name Is George Floyd examines the Floyd family's roots in slavery and sharecropping, the segregation of his Houston schools, the overpolicing of his communities, the devastating snares of the prison system, and his attempts to break free from drug dependence--putting today's inequality into uniquely human terms. Drawing upon hundreds of interviews and extensive original reporting, Samuels and Olorunnipa offer a poignant and moving exploration of George Floyd's America, revealing how a man who simply wanted to breathe ended up touching the world"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Floyd, George, 1973-2020.
African American men > Biography.
Murder victims > United States > Biography.
Police brutality > United States > History > 21st century.
Trials (Police misconduct) > Minnesota > Minneapolis.
Black lives matter movement.
Racism > United States.
African Americans > Minnesota > Minneapolis > Biography.
African Americans > Texas > Houston > Biography.
United States > Race relations > History > 21st century.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bridgeport Public Library.


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