WATCH: 1 Year Later, We Asked Protesters What #BlackLivesMatter Means to Them

Sunday marked the 1-year anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Both in Ferguson, and across the country, memorials and marches were held to remember those lost to police violence. Here in Washington, D.C., we attended one such demonstration and asked protesters what the #BlackLivesMatter movement has meant to them over the past year. Watch their responses in this short video.

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"You can't detach yourself from this. I'm black; I can't detach myself from this ... Where I say, 'I don't want to be Sandra Bland,' I want my white friends to say, 'I refuse to be Darren Wilson. I refuse to be Daniel Pantaleo. I refuse to be complicit in systematic violence and state-sanctioned violence against African Americans and against people of color.'" #Ferguson #MikeBrown

Posted by Sojourners on Sunday, August 9, 2015

As an award-winning media producer, JP Keenan has worked on a variety of projects, most recently as the Multimedia Director at Sojourners.

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