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10 years of the BLM movement

Black Lives Matter is renewing its calls to defund the police as the organization marks a major milestone. Activists founded the global movement 10 years ago this week after the acquittal of the man who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. DeRay Mckesson joined CBS News to talk about the movement. Mckesson is the co-founder and executive director of Campaign Zero, an organization that advances efforts supporting communities to redefine public safety in ways not involving police.


A preview of "Trayvon Martin: 10 Years Later"

Gayle King shares an excerpt from her upcoming CBS Reports one-hour special, "Trayvon Martin: 10 Years Later." In this preview clip, Gayle interviews Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin's mom. Moments from the annual Peace Walk and Peace Talk in Trayvon's honor, and a conversation with some other mother's of the movement, who have lost their children to police or gun violence are also shown. CBS News Streaming Network and The Smithsonian Channel™ will present the special on Saturday, February 26 at 8 p.m. ET. BET will air the special Monday, February 28 at 8 p.m. ET, and afterward, it will stream on Paramount+.


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.

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