Black Lives Matter (BLM)


Black Lives Matter is both the sprawling social movement that has dominated headlines and the civil rights organization with more than 30 chapters across the United States. There is a clear differentiation between the two. 

#BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi — and created a Black-centered political will and movement building project in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. It has since become an international rallying cry against anti-Blackness and white supremacy. 


Black Lives Matter