Photo Gallery: Kirkwood Black Lives Matter Peace Walk June 6

The recent death of George Floyd due to Minneapolis police officers Monday, May 25 has inspired protests and marches across the world. The Kirkwood Teachers of Color hosted Kirkwood’s Black Lives Matter Peace Walk Saturday, June 6. People gathered at North Kirkwood Middle School (NKMS) to listen to speakers and begin the walk. For the first eight minutes and 46 seconds, the march began in silence to symbolize the length of time George Floyd was knelt on. The march began at NKMS, and ended at the KHS Dougherty Ferry parking lot.

“My experience was pretty amazing,” Kate Bergman, incoming junior at KHS, said. “It was so nice to see the entire community come together for such a great cause. I loved the speeches, signs and people at the march. I wanted to go to the protests in the city, but the march here was just as good.”