Opal Tometi, activist, writer, strategist, and community organizer. Opal Tometi and Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors are a co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter. Opal Tometi was born 1984, in Phoenix, Arizona, in the US to Nigerian parents. Tometi grew up hearing Yoruba and Esan spoken at home – and says her first trip to Nigeria as a teenager, changed her life. Here’s Opal Tometi Biography and Profile.
Alicia Garza was born on 4 January 1981. During her childhood, Garza and her family lived in the North San Francisco Bay area. Alicia Garza founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She’s s the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network. Alicia Garza Biography and Profile.
Patrisse Khan-Cullors, born in 1984 in Los Angeles, California and grew up in the Pacoima neighborhood of the San Fernando Valley. Patrisse Cullors is an American artist and activist. Cullors is an advocate for prison abolition in Los Angeles and a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement. Here’s Patrisse Cullors Biography and Profile.
Malcolm X (May 19, 1925 to February 21, 1965) was a minister, human rights activist and prominent black nationalist leader who served as a spokesman for the Nation of Islam during the 1950s and 1960s. Due largely to his efforts, the Nation of Islam grew from a mere 400 members at the time he was released from prison in 1952 to 40,000 members by 1960. Read Malcolm X Biography and Profile.