By Jenny Ly
In this June 1-7 special report, Fight for Justice: Stories from across America, Medill Reports looks at how the death of Minnesota resident George Floyd on Memorial Day is sparking social change across the country.
It’s a new-age of protesting during the COVID-19 era and an image for the history books: protesters donning face masks while marching for a movement.
Floyd’s death under police custody happened amid a global pandemic, where states are gradually opening up and businesses resume operations. With the numerous protests and demonstrations — some violent and peaceful — experts will now closely watch to determine what type of impact this will have on coronavirus cases. See how Americans are responding to historic moments of 2020.