Black lives Matter | From Hashtag to Movement

July 16, 2020 Trending Subjects

By Sonia Singh | An Activist Movement | Black Lives Matter

An activist movement is Black Lives Matter, which began as a hashtag. After George Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin (# Black Lives Matter), an unarmed African-American In July 2013, a teenager was killed in Florida. However, The movement became popularized and more widely known in 2014 after two high-profile deaths of unarmed African-American men (Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, and Eric Garner in Staten Island, NY). (i.e ., formally charged with a crime). Neither of the Police officers involved in their deaths was indicted.



Violence against American Africans

There are a large history and context of American African men and at the hands of police the boys who were killed, many of whom, like George Floyd (2020), was unarmed. Furthermore, Since 2014, other high-profile deaths include John Crawford (2014), Laquan Mc Donald (2014), Tamir Rice (2014)

Walter Scott (2015), Freddie Gray (2015),

Antwon Rose (2016), Alton Sterling (2016), Philando Castile (2016), Terence Crutcher (2018), and others. In addition to this, A Reality That sparked the ” Say Her Name” movement to highlight how this violence often goes unnoticed. Moreover, As a result of police interaction, women who have died include (2015), Sandra Bland,(2016) Deborah Danner,(2019) Atatiana Jefferson and (2020) Breonna Taylor.

From policy solutions to protests

National protests and ongoing local and Other actions-often sparked by the deaths of other unarmed American Africans- have brought the black lives matter movement to the conversation and public consciousness.

Substantially, ” Campaign Zero,”  Black Lives activists released, which includes 10 policy solutions developed in conjunction with researchers, protestors and activists across the country, input from research organizations, integrating community, and The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.

Moreover, Related to Ferguson, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the finding of two separate investigations on March 4, 2016. On the part of the Ferguson Police Department, one report found a pattern of civil rights violations. In addition to this, A second report determined that ” in its independence, the evidence examined into the  Federal investigation of the fatal shooting, Michael Brown does not support federal civil rights charges against Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson.”



Furthermore, The department, two weeks later, on 17 March and formally the city of Ferguson announced an agreement”. Furthermore, Aiming to remedy the unconstitutional law. The Justice Department found enforcement conduct during its practice investigation or civil pattern.” Against Ferguson, the announcement reserved a pending federal lawsuit.  And including bias-free police addressed a range of issues and protecting all individuals’ First Amendment rights, Court practices, and reorienting Ferguson’s use of force policies.

However, Beyond the events of Ferguson, Black Lives Matter continues to pursue policy solutions.

Plans About the Lessons

Moreover, To learn more about Black lives matter, this high school lesson provides an opportunity for students and “All lives matter,” the activists involved, explore the controversy about using them and in writing to a person of their choice, posit their point of view.

Learning of objectives:

  • How it evolved and about the history of black lives matter movement students will learn ahead
  • Instead of or in addition to “Black lives matter”, other people using the term ” all lives matter”. And around politicians, students will analyze the controversy.
  • The perspective of black lives matter, students will reflect on. And Would write a letter to a person of their choice. Which reflects their new point of view and new knowledge.



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