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Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Talks Misconceptions About The Movement, Engaging Younger Activists

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors joined "Closer Look" host Rose Scott on Thursday's edition of the program.
Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors joined "Closer Look" host Rose Scott on Thursday's edition of the program.
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Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors joined “Closer Look” host Rose Scott back in 2018 for a conversation about her perspective on gauging the success of the movement.

Now, two years later, Khan-Cullors and Scott picked up where they left off.

Patrisse Khan Cullors, right, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, spoke with Rose Scott at the Carter Center back in 2018.
Patrisse Khan-Cullors, right, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, spoke with Rose Scott at the Carter Center back in 2018. (Courtesy of raycornelius.com)

Khan-Cullors said there are still misconceptions about the Black Lives Matter movement as a whole.

“These days, I’m still receiving death threats. I’m still receiving a significant amount of hate mail and things like that,” she said. “But, I feel protected.”

She also discussed the recent release of the young adult version of her best-selling book, “When They Call You a Terrorist, A Story of Black Lives Matter and the Power to Change the World.”

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To hear the full conversation, click on the audio player above.