In this article, we are going to analyze each and every aspect of the movement “black lives matter”. From when it began to what was to need to start this. So, keep on reading the article for all the details –
What is Black Lives Matter
This movement was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. This is a global organization in the U.S, U,K and canada, which aims in removing the white supremacy and build a powerful community to intervine in violence against black community by the state or locals or vigilantes.
Who was Trayvon Martin?
Trayvon Martin was the son of sybrina fulton and tracy martin who were divorced in 1999. On night of february 26, 2012 in stanford, florida in the united states. George zimmerman fatally shot trayvon martin who was just 17 years old and high school student who was unarmed and named it as an act of self defense. Zimmerman was the watch coordinator of the gated community where martin was visiting his relatives at the time of shooting. later zimmerman was discharged and after several trails no action was taken against him as that was the act of self defense according to the U.S law. You can check the whole detail of the incident on the black lives matter wikipedia page here.
Black Lives Matter Timeline
African American Slavery
Black slaves have played a major role in the economic foundations of United States. During the 17th and the 18th centuries africans and african americans have worked in the rice, tobacco and the indigo plantations of the southern seaboard and eventually it became rooted in the the huge cotton and sugar plantations.
During the american revolution, those black’s who were in side of the americans were freed and the northern states abolished slavery but it became more alarming on the south. Beginning in the year 1830’s, began meeting regularly but were differed in the strategies bout the removal of slavery completely. Some, on one hand called the slaves and asked to revolt against their masters and some on the other hand proposed that a major modern black country could be established in africa. However most black leaders after that went for the idea to settle down their and keep on fighting for their problems.
Black Lives Matter in 2020
On 25th may, 2020, A video went viral on the internet where a U.S police official grabbed a victim named as George Floyd by kneeling down his knee to his neck which eventually killed him. According to the reports , the only mistake george did was that he was drunk at that time. Since after that , huge protests have been seen in the U.S demanding justice on police brutality and racial discrimination. Places like Washington, florida, california, Los Angeles have seen a large gathering of protestors on a daily basis , some are going peaceful and some gave idea to loot and vandalism.This has been the largest demoratic protest that we have seen worldwide till now.