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George Floyd’s Legacy: The Aftermath of the Derek Chauvin Trial and the Quest for Justice and Racial Reform

George Floyd’s Legacy: The Aftermath of the Derek Chauvin Trial and the Quest for Justice and Racial Reform

Tajh Sutton / Teens Take Charge

The scene at the a Police-free schools rally on June 6th, 2020, which was located blocks away from the African Burial Ground National Monument in Lower Manhattan, New York. Thousands of students, teachers, and parents came together to protest. The rally was also a place to memorialize George Floyd. People spoke about Floyd at the rally and mentioned the legacy he had left us.

Dorothea Dwomoh, Staff Reporter
June 22, 2021

On April 20th, 2021, nearly a year after George Floyd’s death, Derek Chauvin was convicted of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. As the camera panned back and forth from Mr. Chauvin’s emotionless expression, people cheered outside the Minneapolis courtroom and relief could be felt from all over America.  The conviction marked the end of weeks of trial, filled with powerful and resonant testimony, some from bystanders as young as nine years old. People and reporters were moved to tears. The harrowing video recorded by Darnella Frazier, capturing...

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