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Black Lives Matter

About This Guide

This guide is a starting point for finding relevant, up-to-date resources regarding the Black Lives Matter movement and to have a better understanding of the Black Lives Matter movement and related issues. 

What is #BlackLivesMatter?

The #BlackLivesMatter movement was founded by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi in 2013 after the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin; in 2014, the movement became known for their demonstrations after the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner at the hands of the police. Since then, the #BlackLivesMatter movement has become a global organization with a mission to dismantle white supremacy.