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Black Lives Matter

A guide to resources about the Black Lives Matter movement, policing, protest, and social justice issues.

About this Guide

This guide is meant to serve as a resource hub for Black Lives Matter subject material.
We intend to provide background on the Black Lives Matter movement, up-to-date information on protests and unrest related to race relations in the United States, research about the movement, resources about social justice, policing, and race relations, as well as ways to get involved.
We will try to keep this guide as up-to-date as possible.

Black Lives Matter: The Origin

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"#BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives."
(As stated at https://blacklivesmatter.com/about/ )