After Senegal closed its borders in March, the internationally renowned Ghana-based visual artist Zohra Opoku had no option but to remain at a residency in Dakar where she heard of George Floyd’s death. She felt compelled to honor him and ‘Black Lives Matter’ with a new work of art called ‘Say Their Names’.
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In This Story: George Floyd
George Floyd was an African-American man who died on 25th May 2020 in Powderhorn, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, following police arrest. Video recording by a witness, showing Floyd repeating “Please”, “I can’t breathe”, and “Don’t kill me”, was widely circulated on social media platforms and broadcast by media. The incident led to widespread protests across the United States.