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This New Yorker cover portrait of George Floyd is a powerful 'heartbreaker'

"Say Their Names" by Kadir Nelson appears on the cover of the June 22, 2020 issue of the New Yorker. Foto: New Yorker cover by Kadir Nelson

In a powerful artistic response to the current Black Lives Matter protests, this week's issue of the New Yorker features an interactive cover that filmmaker/activist Ava DuVernay on Sunday called a "heartbreaker."

The top of the cover depicts the face of George Floyd, whose death beneath the knee of Minneapolis police last month has sparked global demonstrations. Look downward, and beneath the outline of Floyd's shoulders - face by face by symbol - is a representative timeline of violence against African Americans...

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