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Featured Online Collection: The Movement for Black Lives

“Black Community Organizes Against Police Brutality”:  University of Chicago. (2020). Black Community Organizes Against Police Brutality [digitized image]. Chicago. Retrieved from Black Thought and Culture.

The recent killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, among others, at the hands of police has set off mass demonstrations and protests across the United States, Canada, and around the world. These protests are highlighting the persistent issues of structural racism and police violence against Black people (including in Canada). The Movement for Black Lives has long been rooted in Black activism focused on Black liberation, including traditions of Black feminism, civil rights, Black power, Black nationalism, and other struggles for freedom. While the issue animating current protests is police violence against Black men, women, and non-binary and gender non-conforming people, the movement has long drawn attention to the intersection of such violence with other forms of anti-Black oppression.

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