Nine minutes, 29 seconds: The length of time that then-Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on the neck of George Floyd.
Floyd's murder on May 25, 2020 — caught on video and shared with the world — shook viewers to their core, sparking protests and a push for change.
One year after Floyd's murder, where do we stand as people, a city, a region and beyond? This partnership between KCUR 89.3 And 41 Action News looks back at the minutes that moved Kansas City and the resulting conversations towards progress, and examines the work still to be done.
Join 41 Action News anchor Dia Wall for a live panel discussion about the one-year anniversary of George Floyd's murder and its impact on Kansas City on Tuesday, May 25 at 7 p.m. Panelists include KCUR 89.3 journalist Carlos Moreno, Mayor Quinton Lucas, Kansas City Missouri Police Department Capt. Jeffrey Hughley, RE: Owner Chrysalyn Huff and protestor Bukeka Blakemore.
Prosecutors were asking for the former police officer to be sentenced to a 30-year prison term. The defense attorney called for probation and time already served.
After last summer's surge in anti-racist book sales, NPR spoke to three Black bookstore owners across the country to ask if customers are still engaged with their businesses and anti-racist reading.
41 Action News brought together six Black men for a roundtable discussion about the day George Floyd was killed, their own mental health and how to heal as a community.
Watch the discussion about the anniversary of George Floyd's death, hosted by KCUR 89.3, 41 Action News, and the Kansas City Public Library.
As racial justice advocates commemorate one year since Floyd's murder, protesters in Kansas City struggled to celebrate success while acknowledging the police killings that have happened since.