George Floyd was a catalyst, but 325 years of racism led to removing confederate statues in Richmond
The death of George Floyd sparked nationwide protests and ultimately led to the removal of 11 confederate statues in the former capital of the Confederacy. But the symbolism the statues represented predate both George Floyd and the confederacy by centuries. Reporter Nicole Ellis talks to local experts about how the realization of Black people's contribution to Richmond, and the role confederate statues played in suppressing that information, compelled protestors and government officials to remove them.
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✔️ These two poll workers have their differences, but over 15 years of working elections together, they realized they have something in common: a sense of humor. Now, the two grandmothers are best friends. Judge Amy Coney Barrett said that the video of George Floyd in police custody was "very personal" to her family because she has two Black children, but wouldn't make any broad statements about racism in the United States. Aired on 10/13/2020. George Floyd's death became a symbol of injustice and police brutality around the world. Those who knew him best in his Houston neighborhood say it was a stark reminder of the racism they've faced all their lives.