History of The Black Lives Matter Movement
Philadelphia, PA - The United States of America is no stranger to civil organizations, and Black Lives Matter is one of them. It started in 2013 as a response to Black-violence and inequity, especially in the form of law enforcement brutality. According to research, Black people are 3.2 times as likely as white people to be killed during a police encounter. In Chicago, over 650% of Black Chicagoans are more likely to be killed than Whites. Although it started as a simple social media post, the BLM now has over 40 chapters and is gaining worldwide recognition. Let us take you through the movement's history and impact over the last decade.