Black Lives Matter co-founder Opal Tometi on her Nigerian inspiration for the movement

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In the second episode of Diaspora Diaries, we speak to the co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Opal Tometi.

Opal was born in Phoenix, Arizona, in the US to Nigerian parents.

She grew up hearing Yoruba and Esan spoken at home – and says her first trip to Nigeria as a teenager, changed her life.

BBC Africa’s Daniel Henry travelled to Washington DC to find out how those experiences led to Opal co-founding the Black Lives Matter movement in 2013.

 

First Published 15.12.18: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-africa-46558482/black-lives-matter-co-founder-opal-tometi-on-her-nigerian-inspiration-for-the-movement

 

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