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Patrisse Khan-Cullors

Patrisse Khan-Cullors

‘I grew up in a war zone’: Black Lives Matter’s Patrisse Khan-Cullors on racism in America

By News & Current Affairs

By Elena Sheppard, Yahoo Lifestyle — It was a lifetime of oppression and violence that led activist Patrisse Khan-Cullors to cofound the Black Lives Matter movement, but the catalyst was one particular instant: The moment when George Zimmerman was acquitted in the killing of Trayvon Martin. Scouring Facebook after the decision was announced, Khan-Cullors came upon a post by her friend Alicia Garza (who went on to cofound the movement…

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