#BlackLivesMatter, Freedom, and Movement


#BlackLivesMatter, Freedom, and Movement


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#BlackLivesMatter is a hashtag that started the Black Lives Matter movement that spanned the world and called for the end to brutality towards black people at the hands of law enforcement. This hashtag is a prime example of how social media encourages freedom and the movement of ideas. By analyzing the origins of free speech, and social media as well as the Black Lives Matter movement, we hope to exemplify the power that social media has on freedom and movement.

Publication Date

Fall 2017

Streaming Media

Name of Professor

Robin Turner


ghs210, freedom, movement, #blacklivesmatter, social movements, social media, hastags


History | Human Geography