Why Black Lives Matter is Necessary
Race, Slavery, Black Lives Matter, Politics
Black Lives Matter as an organization and slogan has become a flashpoint in the USA’s politics and culture. But it is much older with its roots in the history of slavery, segregation, and police brutality that has been the norm of the black experience. Dr. Danielson will examine this history, and how BLM and the white resistance to it in many ways reflect the same patterns of earlier movements, like the civil rights struggle. In turn, he will also consider the movement’s goals regarding the future of policing and its relationship to American communities.
Danielson, Chris, "Why Black Lives Matter is Necessary" (2020). Public Lecture Series. 172.