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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Culturally Responsive Education: Black Lives Matter

This guide provides a starting point to finding resources on diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-oppression work at Shepherd University.


Black Lives Matter (BLM), international social movement, formed in the United States in 2013, dedicated to fighting racism and anti-Black violence, especially in the form of police brutality. The name Black Lives Matter signals condemnation of the unjust killings of Black people by police (Black people are far more likely to be killed by police in the United States than white people) and the demand that society value the lives and humanity of Black people as much as it values the lives and humanity of white people.

BLM activists have held large and influential protests in cities across the United States as well as internationally. A decentralized grassroots movement, Black Lives Matter is led by activists in local chapters who organize their own campaigns and programs. The chapters are affiliated with the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, a nonprofit civil rights organization that is active in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.


Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. "Black Lives Matter". Encyclopedia Britannica, Invalid Date, Accessed 4 August 2022.

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The Black Lives Matter Movement - Resources

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Linked below are just a few resources about the history of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement in the US. Use the tabs in this box to navigate by resource type. Know also that there is a full BLM Research Guide that is always being added to and updated which is also linked below. 



(Click on image to enlarge, "BLM Protest, Grand Rapids MI 5/30/20" by Aelin Elliott is licensed under CC BY 2.0)

History of the Movement


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Source: "Keeping It 100: Black Lives Matter in Higher Education" by eduWeb Digital Summit, is licensed under a Standard YouTube License.

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