In this video, the founders of Black Lives Matter — Opal Tometi, Patrisse Cullors, and Alicia Garza — speak about what led them to spark this movement and what makes them stay committed to this work. Garza says, “Nobody wants to talk about this as a real, deep-seated disease that this country suffers from. When we nail this piece about black lives, we are actually trying to unlock the humanity of this country.”

Watch the video to hear more.