Black Lives Matter is an anthem, a slogan, a hashtag, and a straightforward statement of fact. While it is not a new movement, the message is central to the nationwide protests happening right now.
BLM speaks out against the police brutality and systemic racism that caused the recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade and Breonna Taylor, as well as the thousands of violent incidents that happen to African Americans that aren’t recorded, aren’t reported or aren’t afforded the outrage they deserve.
At its most basic level, it calls for a shift in the statistics that Black people are twice as likely to be killed by a police officer while unarmed, compared to a white individual. According to a 2015 study, African Americans died at the hands of police at a rate of 7.2 per million, while whites were killed at a rate of 2.9 per million.
One of the goals of the Black Lives Matter movement is to raise awareness that we, as a nation, need to reconsider our priorities.
While racism in the United States goes back hundreds of years to the country’s founding, the Black Lives Matter timeline started much more recently. We’ve done our best to record important dates to document this time. We understand that there are more stories to be told. We’ve also included a blank card for you to write additional information, thoughts or feelings.
We’ve collected information from various resources to create 4×8″ printable timelines to add to your Persnickety Prints Journals and Memory Keeping Albums for this historic year. 2020 will go down in History, here’s your chance to write it.
If you’re new to Persnickety Prints, Welcome! We specialize in “dark room” printing. Special machines convert your everyday digital photos into a digital negative and we process them like film. Why? Because we know that real photographs last the test of time. Fuji silver halide prints are what you’re great-great grandparents left you. Stories are meant to last!