#BlackLivesMatter is mostly commonly known as a hashtag that brings awareness to, and fights against police brutality towards African-Americans.

On The Ground

Cases of police brutality that gained national attention, and were protested by the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

In The News - The New York Times

On Social Media

Tweets from various Black Lives Matter chapters across the country.

The Beginning

The Black Lives Matter movement began as a hashtag on Twitter in response to the death of Trayvon Martin.

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The Founders

The Black Lives Matter movement, was created by Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi, and Patrisse Cullors.

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The Principles

The Black Lives Matter movement has a list of principles by which they guide themselves.

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