Colonial Legacies in Times of 'Black Lives Matter'

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The Power of Social Justice Movements

Aldon Morris

Scientific American


The sociologist and professor of African American Studies, Aldon Morris, traces the political and cultural path of social movements in the United States of America from the opposition to Jim Crow's racial segregation laws to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Image: CIVIL RIGHTS supporters march from Selma to Montgomery in Alabama on March 9, 1965, in a campaign to register Black voters. Credit: Flip Schulke /Getty Images