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Black Lives Matter founders to be honored ‘Women Of The Year’

Alicia Garza, Black lives matter, News, Opal Tometi, Patrisse Cullors -

Black Lives Matter founders to be honored ‘Women Of The Year’

Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi, the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement, will be honored among this year’s Glamour Women of the Year.

“We gave tongue to something that we all knew was happening,” Tometi told Glamour. “We were courageous enough to call it what it was. But more than that, to offer an alternative. An aspirational message: Black lives matter.”

–How white ‘allies’ are trying to help the Black Lives Matter movement–

The movement began shortly after George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the killing of Trayvon Martin, and Garza took to Facebook to write, “Black people. I love you. I love us. Our lives matter.”

Cullors then added a comment with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, and Tometi reached out to both of them about keeping the conversation going on a digital platform. And from there, a movement was born.

The post Black Lives Matter founders to be honored ‘Women Of The Year’ appeared first on theGrio.


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