NPR in Kansas City
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

9:29 — The Minutes That Moved Kansas City

KCUR_KSHB_480X360CENTEREDLOGO.png

9:29 — The Minutes That Moved Kansas City

KCUR 89.3 and 41 Action News examine George Floyd’s legacy, one year later.

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.

KCUR_KSHB_929_collaboration.png

George Floyd’s murder sparked a long overdue reckoning of racial injustice in 2020. But no one experienced the movement in quite the same way. To take the pulse of what changed in Kansas City, we talked to protesters and police on the front lines, and the officials and advocates working behind the scenes on reform.