Black Lives Matter and the Civil Rights Movement: A Comparative Analysis of Two Social Movements in the United States

  title={Black Lives Matter and the Civil Rights Movement: A Comparative Analysis of Two Social Movements in the United States},
  author={Dewey M. Clayton},
  journal={Journal of Black Studies},
  pages={448 - 480}
  • D. Clayton
  • Published 21 March 2018
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Black Studies
Black Lives Matter (BLM) has arisen as a social movement in response to the numerous killings of unarmed African Americans. It has been criticized by some as too confrontational and divisive. The purpose of this study is to undertake a comparative analysis of the BLM Movement and the civil rights movement (1954-1965). As social movements, both have evolved out of the need to continue the Black liberation struggle for freedom. I have conducted a content analysis of the New York Times newspaper… 

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