Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Peep for Wed. 160525

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Black Lives Matter documentary is a time capsule

Actor Jesse Williams says he sees BET's documentary premiering Thursday on the Black Lives Matter movement as a time capsule capturing the conditions that led to the group's formation.

Williams, of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," is an executive producer and is interviewed in the movie "Stay Woke: the Black Lives Matter Movement." It airs Thursday at 8 p.m. St. Louis time.

Starting with a recording of the call to police that led to Trayvon Martin's death in Florida, the movie describes that and the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and Freddie Gray cases that led to the formation and growth of the protest movement. It traces the group to a frustrated tweet that first used the hashtag #blacklivesmatter. …

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