Skip to Main Content

Social Responsibility: Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter (BLM), an international social movement, formed in the United States in 2013, dedicated to fighting racism and anti-Black violence, especially in the form of police brutality. The name Black Lives Matter signals condemnation of the unjust killings of Black people by police (Black people are far more likely to be killed by police in the United States than white people) and the demand that society value the lives and humanity of Black people as much as it values the lives and humanity of white people.

Read more here: 


#blacklivesmatter library, teaching, activism, and community resource list
Compiled and published by Que(e)ry, 2016-to Present.  Includes Syllabi/Curricula/Reading Lists, #BlackLivesMatter Libguides, Children’s/Young Adult Booklists, Library, Archival, Museum, and Online Collections, Activism and Advocacy Organizations, 
Police Violence, Arrests, Protests, etc.: Rights, Safety, and Documenting, Government, Civic, & Business Resources, and more.

Black Trans Lives Matter - Actions for Solidarity
This resource document was a collaborative effort between people who stand in solidarity with Black trans women and wanted to make a difference, and some of the foremost Black trans leaders in community and culture. It is a breathing document, so we welcome your suggestions on additions or amendments.  This document was created with the oversight of Janet Mock, Raquel Willis, Nala Toussaint, and support from David Johns. Labor provided in solidarity by Brittany Packnett Cunningham, Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein, and Phillip Picardi.

Libraries Respond: Black Lives Matter
ALA created resource.  Many people are feeling helpless, but there are many ways we can center the voices and experiences of Black library workers, the Black community, support the broader Black Lives Matter movement, fight against police violence, and help the cause of racial justice.

This guide is intended to provide general sources and research information about the Black Lives Matter movement and social justice issues to the California State University San Marcos Community. This guide is by no means exhaustive and will be continuously updated and added to.

Black Lives Matter: Policing and Incarceration
Created by Princeton University Library

Black Lives Matter

This guide offers a sample of the resources available at Arizona State University Library and is intended for research as well as personal education.

Black Lives Matter 2020 guide
Created by Capital City Public Charter School 

Black Lives Matter Resources

This guide provides information resources related to the Black Lives Matter movement and the events leading up to this movement.  Created by Duquesne University.