Current Topics: An Undergraduate Research Guide : Black Lives Matter Movement
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- Ethnic NewsWatchEthnic NewsWatch (ENW) features newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press, providing researchers access to essential, often overlooked perspectives.
- Newspaper Source PlusNewspaper Source Plus includes 1,520 full-text newspapers, providing more than 28 million full-text articles.
See "Overview Resources - Background Information" above for more organizations.
- Black Alliance for Just ImmigrationBAJI educates and engages African American and black immigrant communities to organize and advocate for racial, social and economic justice.
- National Black Justice CoalitionThe National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people
- Showing Up for Racial JusticeSURJ is a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice.
About the Black Lives Matter Movement
From the official website, Black Lives Matter is a movement "whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives."
Try searching these terms in different combinations using the resources linked on this page: black lives matter, blacklivesmatter, policing AND racial disparities, "social media" AND "black lives matter", racial justice, social justice, black liberation, black feminism, race AND prison, race AND education, race AND employment
Overview Resources - Background Information
- Black Lives Matter movement - official websiteThis website, maintained by the founders of the movement, provides an overview, a "herstory" of the movement, events, and news. Also includes links to relevant social media accounts.
- The Movement for Black Lives"In response to the sustained and increasingly visible violence against Black communities in the U.S. and globally, a collective of more than 50 organizations representing thousands of Black people from across the country have come together with renewed energy and purpose to articulate a common vision and agenda." Includes a list of organizations, platform information, and informative handouts and guides.
- Wikipedia - Black Lives MatterThe Wikipedia entry about the movement. Extremely detailed with an extensive bibliography and suggestions for further reading. Be attentive to the potential for vandalism and confirm facts with a second source!
- From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeyanga-Yamahtta TaylorISBN: 9781608465620Publication Date: 2016
- When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Cullors; asha bandele; Angela Davis (Foreword by)ISBN: 9781250171085Publication Date: 2018
- Making All Black Lives Matter by Barbara RansbyISBN: 0520292715Publication Date: 2018-08-28
- The Black Athlete Revolt: The Sport Justice Movement in the Age of #blacklivesmatter by Shaun M. Anderson (Contribution by)ISBN: 9781538153246Publication Date: 2023
- Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter by Jordan T. Camp (Editor); Christina Heatherton (Editor)ISBN: 9781784783167Publication Date: 2016
- The Fire This Time by Jesmyn WardISBN: 1501126350Publication Date: 2017-06-20
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Statistics and Data
- Bureau of Justice Statistics - Law EnforcementBJS's Law Enforcement Unit maintains more than a dozen national data collections, covering federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and special topics in law enforcement.
- Harvard Kennedy School - Excessive or Reasonable Force by Police?Based at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, Journalist’s Resource examines news topics through a research lens. We surface scholarship relevant to media practitioners, bloggers, educators, students and general readers.