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The Current: A moment of silence for George Floyd

The Current: A moment of silence for George Floyd

George Floyd died Monday night in Minneapolis after a police officer knelt on his neck.  The Current took a moment of silence on Friday in recognition of this loss of life and of the collective pain in the community and nation.

After the silence on ain, The Current broadcast a portion of Dr. Martin Luther King's 1967 speech, "The Other America," given by Dr. King that year at Stanford University as well as at the University of Minnesota. Listen to the excerpt online.

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Taking time for remembrance and reflection: a moment of silence for George Floyd

Taking time for remembrance and reflection: a moment of silence for George Floyd

George Floyd died Monday night in Minneapolis after a police officer knelt on his neck. At the end of this difficult week, The Current is taking a moment of silence on Friday at 5 p.m. CDT in recognition of this loss of life and of the collective pain in the community and nation.