This guide serves as a starting point for those interested in the Black Lives Matter Movement. It provides resources about the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and how to relates to the current BLM Movement through art, literature, data and zines.
Black Lives Matter. (n.d.). Black Lives Matter. Retrieved November 15, 2020, from https://blacklivesmatter.com/herstory/
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This data shows a correlation between deaths from COVID-19 in November 2020 and the percentage of the Black population in The United States. These maps highlight the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement in all aspects of life, including the healthcare system.