One year later: The loss of George Floyd

In collaboration with The Washington Post and Minnesota Public Radio, American Public Media is offering special programming in recognition of the passage of one year since the killing of George Floyd.

Communities around the world have mourned the loss of George Floyd’s life over the course of the last year. While the nation watches the Chauvin trial unfold, these specials will provide useful analysis and commentary to help contextualize the trial and honor the life and loss of George Floyd.

This special programming examines the role systemic racism played throughout the course of George Floyd’s life and explores how communities are dealing with the aftermath of his death. Please visit our website for more information or contact your Stations Relations Representative.

The Life of George Floyd

Post Reports, The Washington Post

May 18 – June 30, 2021

One Hour

George Floyd has become a symbol, and a rallying cry. But what’s missing in our understanding is the man himself: a figure who was complicated, full of ambition, shaped by his family and his community and a century of forces around him.

In this one-hour special of “Post Reports,” we explore the life and experiences of the man who sparked a movement, as part of The Washington Post’s series “George Floyd’s America.” The reporting explores the institutional and societal roadblocks Floyd encountered as a Black man from his birth in 1973 until his death, and the role systemic racism played throughout his life.

George Floyd during his high school years

How George Floyd Changed Us

MPR News with Angela Davis

May 18 – June 21, 2021

One Hour

This special will also incorporate the more recent killing of Daunte Wright by police in Brooklyn Center, MN, a nearby suburb of Minneapolis, on Sunday, April 11, 2021.

As we mark a year since George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, join MPR News host Angela Davis for a reflection on how he changed us.

In this one-hour special, you’ll hear a range of voices articulating the transformation that’s taken place on both personal and community levels – from the young people whose worldview has been forever altered to the community members working to ensure the Black man killed when a police officer kneeled on his neck is never forgotten. We’ll also check in with a renowned expert on trauma and healing on what gives him hope a year later.

Questions? Please visit our website or contact your Stations Relations Representative.