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

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

Label
His name is George Floyd : one man's life and the struggle for racial justice
Title
His name is George Floyd
Title remainder
one man's life and the struggle for racial justice
Statement of responsibility
Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A landmark biography by two prizewinning Washington Post reporters that reveals how systemic racism shaped George Floyd's life and legacy-from his family's roots in the tobacco fields of North Carolina, to ongoing inequality in housing, education, health care, criminal justice, and policing-telling the singular story of how one man's tragic experience brought about a global movement for change. 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"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1984-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Samuels, Robert
Dewey number
  • 305.896/073092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.615
LC item number
.S245 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1986-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Olorunnipa, Toluse
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Floyd, George
  • African American men
  • Murder victims
  • Police brutality
  • Trials (Police misconduct)
  • Black lives matter movement
  • Racism
  • United States
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
Label
His name is George Floyd : one man's life and the struggle for racial justice, Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-414)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Flowers -- Part I. Perry -- An ordinary day -- Home -- Roots -- Lessons -- Part II. 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 -- Part II. Say his name -- We have nothing to lose but our chains -- Hear my cry -- Testimony -- American hope
Control code
on1312917362
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 414 pages
Isbn
9780593490617
Lccn
2021062302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1312917362
Label
His name is George Floyd : one man's life and the struggle for racial justice, Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-414)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Flowers -- Part I. Perry -- An ordinary day -- Home -- Roots -- Lessons -- Part II. 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 -- Part II. Say his name -- We have nothing to lose but our chains -- Hear my cry -- Testimony -- American hope
Control code
on1312917362
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 414 pages
Isbn
9780593490617
Lccn
2021062302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1312917362

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