The HERstory of BLM
Three black organizers: Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi, created a black focused political movement. It was the birth of #blacklivesmatter. It was a response to the Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman case. Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges regarding him shooting and killing Trayvon Martin.
The project is now a member-led global network of more than 40 chapters. Their members organize and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.
"No matter how big a nation is, it is no stronger than its weakest people, and as long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you might otherwise."