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Alicia Garza on the origin of Black Lives Matter

Oakland-based activist Alicia Garza coined the phrase "Black Lives Matter" in 2013, the day George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Soon a hashtag was created, and a movement was born. Garza talks with journalist Mark Whitaker about her new book, "The Purpose of Power," and her education in activism; the inequities of America's criminal justice system; and why social change is built not on social media hashtags but on people.


Trayvon Martin's mother: "I chose to live"

Two and a half years before Ferguson, the shooting death of Trayvon Martin was a call to action for many people. The unarmed 17-year-old was shot and killed in 2012 by George Zimmerman, who claimed he was attacked and fired in self-defense. Now Trayvon Martin's parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, have teamed up with Jay-Z on the new six-part docuseries called "Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story." It chronicles Trayvon's death and the protest movement that emerged afterward. Gayle King spoke with Sybrina Fulton about Trayvon's death and the launch of a movement.

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