Throughout the course we have examined that the African American communities have changed drastically as more Americans have become aware of the injustices faced by millions of people of color. Analyzing African American history, examine the historical processes that led to Black Lives Matters.
As a protest against violence toward African-Americans, Black Lives Matter burst onto the national scene just a few years ago. But it is a movement that has historical roots that go back more than 300 years. In August 2014, Black Lies Matter chapters demonstrated after Michael Brown was shot dead by white police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo. The movement was born in 2013 after a Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman of second-degree murder in the shooting death of an African-American teenager Trayvon Martin. Black Lives Matter describes itself as a chapter-based national organization working against police violence and anti-black racism.