Black lives matter (BLM) is a global activist movement that campaigns against racism, discrimination, and violence towards black people.

The movement began in 2013 after the killing of an innocent African-American teenager Trayvon Martin. This caused outrage among the black community, not only in the US but around the world. At the time the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter was created to share the protest on social media, causing global headline news.

Racism has emerged more so now than ever, from inequalities in the effects of the pandemic, to the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor in the USA. Here in the UK people are beginning to have much-needed conversations about the experiences of Black British people and the anti-Black racism that runs through our national story.

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