The Ms. Q&A: Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Opal Tometi on the Fight for Racial Justice

Opal Tometi co-founded Black Lives Matter in 2013 alongside activists Alicia Garza and Patrisse Cullors.

“It should be no real surprise to people that Black Lives Matter was founded by three women. However, I find often people are surprised to learn that. The fact is that Black women and women, period, are oftentimes key architects of social movements.”