Minneapolis To Install Permanent Monument To George Floyd

Minneapolis is set to install a permanent monument honoring George Floyd at the site where he died.

George Floyd (Image credit: Facebook/George Floyd)

The city of Minneapolis is set to erect a permanent memorial to George Floyd at the corner of 38th street and Chicago Avenue where he was killed.

The permanent monument will cost at least $50,000, the sum of a “planning grant” provided by the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP). The city’s memorial will take the place of a temporary memorial at the same site that was constructed by citizens and protected by officials, per WCCO, shortly after Floyd’s death.

The current state of the citizen-constructed George Floyd memorial. (Image credit: Twitter/@taylorarntsen)

An NTHP spokesperson told TMZ that the planning grant given to Minneapolis may lead to “other opportunities to invest in the preservation and protection of African American history in Minneapolis, including the murals commemorating the sacrifice of George Floyd.”

The decision to enshrine Floyd’s image came after Minneapolis held over 40 “listening sessions,” per a city official who spoke with TMZ about the matter. These sessions consisted of the local government hearing from citizens about how they believe Floyd should be remembered.

In addition to the $50,000 memorial, the same source reports that a street may be renamed in Floyd’s honor, or a plaque may be placed.

Kyle Hooten

Kyle Hooten is Managing Editor of Alpha News. His coverage of Minneapolis has been featured on television shows like Tucker Carlson Tonight and in print media outlets like the Wall Street Journal.