One year after former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd by pinning him to the ground with his knees, he is being commemorated around the world. Floyd’s death set off a wave of protests and calls for widespread racial justice, and support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Last month, Chauvin was convicted of murder. In addition to marches and vigils being held to honor Floyd, celebrities and media figures spoke out as well.
Kerry Washington wrote, “The 1 year anniversary of #GeorgeFloyd’s murder is a reminder that for some, the issue became clear 1 year ago. For many of us, Black lives have never NOT mattered.”