Dear Editor,

With the recent protests in our town, along with many signs displayed saying “Black Lives Matter,” I was very curious about the organization behind the motto. After doing research from several sources, I have discovered some interesting facts. Three African American ladies -- Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi -- are the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter Global Network. It was started initially in 2013 in response to the killing of Trayvon Martin.

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