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Winner of the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.
The murder of George Floyd sparked a fiery summer of activism and unrest all over the world in 2020. People marched under the Black Lives Matter banner, demanding an end to racial injustice. The movement has led many to redouble their efforts, and government officials to examine the causes of systemic inequality. Drawing on The Washington Post's in-depth reporting and award-winning series on Floyd, His Name Is George Floyd is a definitive biography diving deep into the structural racism that shaped Floyd's life and death. This biography features exclusive reporting as well as unparalleled access to Floyd's family and the people who were closest to the man whose name has become one of the most recognized on the planet. By zooming in for an intimate portrait of this one, emblematic life, while also assessing the institutions that shaped it, the authors deliver a powerful exploration of institutional racism and of a public reckoning of unprecedented breadth and intensity.