public art

A new mural for George Floyd in downtown Yellow Springs.
Jason Saul / WYSO

There’s a new memorial mural for George Floyd in Yellow Springs. Artist Pierre Nagley tells WYSO’s Jason Reynolds he just had to document this moment in American history.

Nagley says he, like millions of others, was deeply impacted by watching the video of George Floyd being killed by a Minneapolis police officer.

“It seemed like he was pleading to his mother,” Nagley says. “There was a moment when he said, ‘They’re gonna kill me, momma,’ and it was heartbreaking.”