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Efforts Underway To Preserve Boards Bearing George Floyd Murals

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Additionally, Danielle Kieffer is creating a glass sculpture at Vandalia Glassworks in Minneapolis. It's an angel she's giving to Floyd's aunt to remember him (1:24). WCCO 4 News At 6 - May 21, 2021

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- An exhibit is being assembled in Minneapolis to mark a year since the murder of George Floyd. The unrest following his death prompted many Twin Cities businesses to board up. Then artists stepped in to express the sadness and anger through paintings and visual art on the plywood.

LEESA KELLY: And yeah, we're hoping that it's an opportunity for people to heal and reflect and continue the conversation about social justice in this city.

- Many of the plywood boards feature portraits of Floyd. They also show the names of other Black people killed by police and demands for justice. You can see the murals at Phelps Park near 38th and Chicago starting at noon tomorrow.

President Joe Biden is expected to meet with George Floyd's family at the White House next Tuesday. Today, Floyd's aunt was in town to receive a special gift.

ANGELA HARRELSON: People were moved by so many different ways, and they didn't know what to do because there was COVID. So if you had any type of artistic skill, you paint, you draw.

- Danielle Kieffer is creating a glass sculpture at Vandalia Glassworks in Minneapolis. It is an angel that she is giving to Floyd's aunt to remember him. Floyd's family is organizing several events to honor his memory. On Sunday here, there will be a rally and march in Minneapolis and other cities across the country. Tuesday, May 25, there will be a celebration of his life and legacy.