168 Key Figures, Moments & Movements

Amy Minervini

Black Lives Matter protest – Sheffield” by Tim Dennell is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Key Figures, Moments & Movements

Curated by Amy Minervini

The year 2020 was marked by protests sparked by the murder of George Floyd. These protests were focused on highlighting police brutality and systemic racism. However, the fight for racial equity has been happening for decades. Use the curated sources below, listed in no particular order, as a jumping off point to help learn more about the long road suffered, sacrifices made, and continual battle against racial injustice:

Civil Rights Movement

Montgomery Bus Boycott

Freedom Riders

The Great Migration

Martin Luther King, Jr. Life and Assassination

Malcolm X Life and Assassination

Angela Davis

The Murder of Emmett Till

The Murder of Medgar Evers

Black Lives Matter- organization

Black Lives Matter protests (New York Times link) + (CNN link)


No Justice, No Peace

The Los Angeles Riots

Million Man March

Black Panthers

Charlotte Riots of 2016 (Charlottesville)

Ferguson Riots

Bloody Sunday

Tulsa Race Massacre


Six Triple Eight (all-Black Women’s Army Corp unit)

Tuskegee Airmen (African American Army Air Corp)

Doctrine of Discovery & Its Repudiation

Speak Truth to Power


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