The first thing you need to read is #BlackLivesMatter Co-Founder Alicia Garza’s “A Herstory of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement.” It is part political primer, part manifesto and part orgin story of the movement which #BlackLivesMatterDMV is proud to be part of.

The Washington Peace Center has a comprehensive list of resources. Please check them out as we work on building our own complementary resources list.


#BlackLivesMatter: The Website and Hashtag that started the movement.

The State of the Black Union

Below is a video of #BlackLivesMatter activists and organizers reading the State of the Black Union