38th and Chicago

The intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in South Minneapolis is the site of George Floyd's death and has become a gathering place for people to pay their respects and remember him. It is an important space for racial healing and justice among many members of the community and visitors from all over. This area, also called George Floyd Square, pays tribute to his life and is a powerful way for the Minneapolis community to rally around the importance of Black lives.

Please check the official George Floyd Square Instagram account for up-to-date information before visiting.

The area is filled with ways to memorialize the life of George Floyd and other victims of police brutality. You will find several tribute spaces signified by sculptures, murals, and paintings. Please note that the intersection is currently closed to traffic.

Murals

Two murals reside in this space. One is the well-known tribute mural created by a group of community artists, Cadex Herrera, Greta McLain, and Xena Goldman. It can be found on the side of the Cup Foods grocery store and the other is a black and white portrait of George Floyd called "Icon of a Revolution" and was painted by artist Peyton Scott Russell.

Fist Sculpture

Found at the center of the intersection of 38th and Chicago, this raised fist is surrounded by colorful flowers, photos of Floyd and signs about the movement.

Say Their Names Cemetery

Created by Anna Barber and Connor White, this symbolic cemetery displays headstones with the names of 100 Black people who lost their lives at the hands of the police. It is located on 37th Street and Park Avenue South.

Map of 38th and Chicago

This interactive map created by Ameen Taahir gives an idea as to how 38th and Chicago has transformed and what the area currently looks like.

map of george floyd square


MPR's Making George Floyd's Square

MPR News, along with South High School, created a timeline of events and series of articles focusing on what 38th and Chicago Avenue has become to the community and the people who have helped transform it. These stories provide a better understanding of what is being done to help preserve the memorial site. To access their monthlong series of articles, click here.

More Information About 38th and Chicago

Learn more about how the area came to be a living memorial site and how the city of Minneapolis is committed to securing it as an important healing space for the community.