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Provides legal and non-legal resources relative to racial justice.

Black Lives Matter


Background of Black Lives Matter?

"#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".

Meet the Woman who Coined #BlackLivesMatter 

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What is Black Lives Matter


This guide was created by Errol A. Adams J.D., M.L.S. and is currently updated & maintained by Hofstra Law Library reference librarians.