Behind the Scenes with Black Lives Matter’s Opal Tometi
04 January 2020 | 5:53 pm
The murder of Trayvon Benjamin Martin in 2012 and the acquittal of the ‘killer cop' George Zimmerman revealed an already-established fact: the Black race's freedom is only an illusion. Standing on the shoulders of his death, three black women, Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi will rise in 2013 to start a revolutionary movement called Black Lives Matter
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