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“There’s No Middle Ground”

Alicia Garza, whose 2013 Facebook post in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman, created a hashtag that later became a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement, is arguably now one of the most influential civil rights leaders of this century. Garza, 36, and her fellow co-founders have since expanded their fledgling […]
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Alicia Garza

Ethnicity & Race / African American : The Root

Two years ago, Alicia Garza was publicly grieving the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s killer, when three seemingly innocuous words flowed from her keyboard, and proved to be anything but: Black lives matter. That simple but profound a...

Black Lives Matter: Origins And Controversy

News : The Inquisitr - News

“Black Lives Matter” was the brainchild of Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi. BLM was first conceived during the days following the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. As reported...

Black Lives Matter’s History Goes Back To Trayvon Martin, George Soros Conspiracy Theories, And A Ferguson Protests Scandal

News : The Inquisitr - News

The Black Lives Matter movement’s history has become something of a legend in recent years. The grass roots protest group was started by Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi after George Zimmerman was acquitted in Trayvon...

Black Lives Matter takes stock of its progress as the movement turns four years old

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

George Zimmerman was acquitted of the killing of Trayvon Martin on July 13, 2013. It was then that Black Lives Matter first became a hashtag—which lead to the creation of a network co-founded by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Khan-Cullors a...

Why #BlackLivesMatter Should Matter To You

Ethnicity & Race / African American : Huffington Post Black Voices Blog

Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi. These three black women co-founded the Black Lives Matter organization. The Hashtag (#BlackLivesMatter) was created in 2012 after Trayvon Martin's death, George Zimmerman, was acquitt...

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