Tucson Festival of Books

His Name is George Floyd


A landmark biography by two prize-winning Washington Post reporters reveals how systemic racism shaped the life and legacy of George Floyd. From his family’s roots in the tobacco fields of North Carolina, to ongoing inequality in housing, education and health care, Toluse Olorunnipa and Robert Samuels explain how one man’s tragic experience triggered a global movement for change.


Panelists
Toluse Olorunnipa

Toluse "Tolu" Olorunnipa is the White House Bureau Chief for The Washington Post, and the co-author of "His Name is George Floyd." Covering three presidents, he has reported from five continents with the president's press corps....

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Robert Samuels

Robert Samuels is a national enterprise reporter for The Washington Post who focuses on politics, policy and the American identity. He co-authored "His Name is George Floyd: One Man's Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice....


Book:
His Name Is George Floyd
One Man's Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice
Toluse Olorunnipa, Robert Samuels
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Penguin
May 2022
ISBN 9780593490617
432 pages