Black Lives Matter: The Local and National Effort

ABSTRACT:On August 9th, 2014, a young black man named Michael Brown was shot by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, in Ferguson, Missouri. The murder of Brown resulted in days of riots and protests by community members protesting the actions of the Ferguson Police Department as well as the U.S’s police force altogether. The unrest from the city was able to grab the political atmosphere of the nation and lead to stronger community and grassroots power, causing change on a national scale. This paper seeks to analyze the relationship between the community and the national effort as a whole, and examine the balance between them, which caused strong political impacts.


Research Project 1

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