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Two months after the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, which sparked protests around the world, there’s fresh scrutiny of America’s history of slavery — and how it influences the country to this day.
Britain played a central role in the history of the United States — from the original colonisation of North America to its domination of the Atlantic slave trade.
For the latest in a series of BBC News at Ten reports on colonial legacies, Huw Edwards presents reporting from Aleem Maqbool in Virginia.
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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.