Understanding Black Lives Matter Web Series

Understanding Black Lives Matter

Join the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

as we explore the development of the

Black Lives Matter Movement


This is a twelve-week web series occurring on Thursdays beginning at 6:00 p.m.


Understanding Black Lives Matter


Week 1 – September 3
Laying the foundation of the Black Lives Matter movement:  Social movements of the 19th and 20th centuries

Week 2 – September 10
Violence and Black oppression:  Remembering Tulsa, Rosewood, and other cities destroyed out of White rage

Week 3 – September 17
And they marched:  An overview of the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Civil Rights Movement

Week 4 – September 24
The role of the Black Panther Party, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and the Nation of Islam in the Civil Rights Movement

Week 5 – October 1
And the women will speak:  Black women fighting for social change

Week 6 – October 8
See us:  The Black Studies, Arts, Museum/Cultural Movements

Week 7 – October 15
When activism turns into a social movement and when a social movement turns into political reform

Week 8 – October 22
Finding strength and motivation: Revolutionary music for a revolution

Week 9 – October 29
And the youth will lead:  Young people organizing for a better world

Week 10 – November 5
Everything isn’t alright: Communicating for change and being misunderstood

Week 11 – November 12
Why we still march?

Week 12 – November 19
Where do we go from here?


Hosted by: Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Student Diversity Programs

Contact: Carol Bennett