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From 9/11 To George Floyd's Death, Tragedies Have More Impact When Images Tell The Story

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Carlos Moreno
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A large crowd carrying placards and signs, some bearing the face of George Floyd, face off against a line of police officers on the Country Club Plaza during protests this summer.

For many, it's photos and video of catastrophic events that stick with us most — not the facts.

It's been 19 years since planes struck the World Trade Center in New York City, more than three months since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and about six months since the first case of the novel coronavirus was confirmed in the Kansas City area.

  • Roxane Cohen Silver, professor of psychological science, medicine and public health at the University of California, Irvine
  • Carlos Moreno, visual and multimedia journalist at KCUR
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