George Floyd, a Black man, died at 38th and Chicago
On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a Black man, was killed in the custody of Minneapolis police.
His death led to:
- Protests throughout our city, across the country and world calling for fundamental changes in policing and racist systems.
- 38th and Chicago, where he died, is now a memorial and a sacred space.
Barricades went up on May 25, 2020
On May 25, 2020, the City's Public Works Department placed barricades at the intersection of 38th and Chicago to:
- Create a safe gathering space for the thousands of people who visited the site
- Prevent unnecessary through-traffic by motor vehicles
- Allow for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and emergency vehicle access
The barricades remain in place today.
We are working on a long-term plan for the area
The City is working with community leaders to create a long-term plan to:
- Advance racial justice and healing.
- Enhance core City services and partnerships for residents and businesses.