An Oral History Project
This project documented the experiences of participants in the local Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement as well as law enforcement officers in Sonoma County. Because many of the student researchers were active in the BLM movement themselves, they were connected to the network of activists they interviewed and are sympathetic to their goals. However, this project was not a work of advocacy for any particular government policy or social reform. It was a scholarly inquiry into the history of the BLM movement and the evolving relationship between race and policing in Sonoma County.