The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has gained momentum this year, with the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor by Minneapolis and Louisville police serving as major catalysts. The New York Times cites BLM as the largest movement in US history with an average of 140 demonstrations each day and crowds exceeding 20,000 people…. Read more »
Becoming an activist for change: HLS senior Salina Tesfagiorgis
The Hamilton Lugar School boasts some of the brightest students at Indiana University, students who are globally engaged, who work hard to understand current issues and make lasting change. After George Floyd’s murder by Minneapolis police reached national and international news, Bloomington residents organized a protest in solidarity, declaring “enough is enough.” One of the… Read more »
Honoring Juneteenth 2020
Juneteenth is a holiday that commemorates when the last enslaved Black Americans were finally freed. Though the Emancipation Proclamation was made effective in 1863, it could not be implemented in places still under Confederate control. As a result, in the westernmost Confederate state of Texas, enslaved people would not be free until much later. Freedom… Read more »
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