Black and white mural portrait of George Floyd. Artist: Peyton Scott Russell Location: 12 ft Black and White Mural installation in front of Cup 38th and Chicago in Minneapolis, MN. Carousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel image

A Living Memorial

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was murdered at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department. The video footage that captured his death sparked global outrage, protests, calls for justice, and outpourings of grief.

At the intersection of 38th Street E and Chicago Avenue S in Minneapolis, MN, people come from all over the world to stand in solidarity for racial justice, express their pain and hope, and pay respect to the names of people who died unjust deaths. These offerings continue to be received and tended to by local community members (caretakers) with support from local organizations like the Pillsbury House and Theater and the Midwest Art Conservation Center.

The George Floyd Global Memorial was established to bring together members of George Floyd's family and the local community to preserve these creative expressions of pain and hope of the people for the people. Our work is to ensure that the stories of the community are told and used as educational resources for generations to come. The George Floyd Global Memorial is and will continue to be a living memorial that inspires all people to pursue justice.

Wherever you may be in the world

You can be part of our story. Bring an offering in person, or send your expressions virtually by tagging @gfgmemorial on social media.

Additionally, donations to George Floyd Global Memorial go directly to the care, conservation, and preservation of the offerings left by the community visitors to the physical space at George Floyd Global Memorial in Minneapolis, MN and our plans for a permanent home. We are grateful for you. Thank you for joining us in our Mission.

One Million Donor Campaign

Support the George Floyd Global Memorial, an approved 501(c) (3), by being one of one million people to donate.

As a community, we are building our own institution from the ground up to tell our own stories. In doing so, we push against the constructs of racism that have historically denied BIPOC communities control of their own narratives. Over 2500 offerings of street art, drawings by children, protest signs, rocks, letters, paintings, flowers, and meaningful gifts transformed this intersection into a sacred site. People all over the world built the memorial, and we welcome everyone to support our preservation of history and storytelling in this unprecedented way.

Our work thus far has been funded by individual donors and the blood, sweat, and good heart of Community members at 38th and Chicago. We are a small but mighty non-profit, growing because of the generosity and support of individual donors, and those who care about our Mission.

On October 14, 2021, join the community at George Floyd Square in celebration of George Floyd's birthday and the first anniversary of the George Floyd Global Memorial. This birthday is an opportunity for the world to reflect on how we continue to rise and grow together in justice because of the legacy of George Floyd. Bringing together live music, community education tables, food provided by local black-owned businesses, and candle lighting, we will remember him. How will YOU remember George Floyd?

The Free State of George Floyd.mp4

Video: The Free State of George Floyd produced by Arizona State University's Center for Work and Democracy, FLOWSTATE Films and The Community at 38th & Chicago.