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Black Lives Matter co-founder visits LR

The central Arkansas community gathered at Philander Smith College on Thursday night to hear from one of the creators of the Black Lives Matter movement. 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The central Arkansas community gathered at Philander Smith College on Thursday night to hear from one of the creators of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Alicia Garza founded the organization in 2013 following the 2012 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Garza said the ongoing fight is for inclusion, meaning Blacks need to know they matter too.

"When Black Lives Matter was created, it was really built as a love note to Black people in a moment where Black folks needed some loving," said Garza.

In December of 2015, Black Lives Matter movement was chosen as the contender for the Time Magazine Person Of The year award and came in fourth of the eight candidates.