Black Lives Matter Leader Stops in Peoria

Patrisse Cullors talked about the start of the movement

PEORIA - A co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Movement stops in Peoria Thursday.

Patrisse Cullors drew a crowd of over 800 people to Bradley University and Renaissance Coliseum. She talked about her role as a leader of the movement and how important representation is to African Americans.

Cullors says the movement started after the killing of Trayvon Martin in 2012, when she says few people paid attention to race issues.

"When he died and he was murdered, there were very little newspapers, very little media outlets that showed up for him,” Cullors said.

Ms. Cullors only allowed our crew to shoot five minutes of the presentation, but audience members had the chance to ask questions of their own. 


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