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Barack Obama Elected

Barack Obama is elected President of the United States of America.

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Black Lives Matter Movement

Black Lives Matter movement begins with the use of #BlackLivesMatter on social media by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi, after Trayvon Martin’s murderer is acquitted. The movement gained national attention during demonstrations after Michael Brown and Eric Garner are murdered.

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George Floyd Murdered by Police

George Floyd is murdered by Minneapolis Police in the street, sparking a global protest movement against racism and police brutality.

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Nikole Hannah-Jones Wins Pulitzer Prize

Nikole Hannah-Jones wins award for “a sweeping, provocative and personal essay for the ground-breaking 1619 Project, which seeks to place the enslavement of Africans at the center of America’s story, prompting public conversation about the nation’s founding and evolution.”

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