Black Lives Matter: From a Moment to a Movement

Black Lives Matter: From a Moment to a Movement

by Laurie Collier Hillstrom


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This concise yet comprehensive reference book provides an overview of the Black Lives Matter movement, from its emergence in response to the police-involved deaths of unarmed black people to its development as a force for racial justice in America.

• Provides readers with a comprehensive overview of the origin, growth, and development of the Black Lives Matter movement

• Explores how modern activists employ social media as a force for social change

• Examines the emergence of white supremacy and white nationalism as a part of a cultural backlash against the Black Lives Matter movement

• Presents current information and statistics on racial injustice in America

• Explores how the civil rights movement, Black Power movement, and hip-hop culture have shaped and influenced the fight for racial justice

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440865701
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/07/2018
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Laurie Collier Hillstrom is a freelance writer and editor based in Brighton, Michigan. She is author of more than 40 books in the areas of American history, biography, and current events.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Timeline xv

Chapter 1 Historical Roots of the Movement 1

Chapter 2 The Origin of #BlackLivesMatter 15

Chapter 3 From Social Media to the Streets of Ferguson 25

Chapter 4 The Movement Gains Force 37

Chapter 5 The Role of Social Media 51

Chapter 6 Criticism and Backlash 61

Chapter 7 Racial Injustice in America 79

Conclusion 93

Biographical Sketches 97

Primary Documents 125

Annotated Bibliography 153

Index 157

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