2013: Black Lives Matter call to Action

The #BlackLivesMatter started in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the shooting death of 17-year old, unarmed Trayvon Martin. Martin was shot a year earlier on February 26, 2012.

  • Three women Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi, started what has become a global organization. The organization’s mission is “to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes”.