This month’s Time magazine honored Black Lives Matters’ founders on “100 Women of the Year,” issue front and center.
What We Know:
- Time used to annually celebrate the “Man of the Year,” and in 1999 changed it to “Person of the Year”. But even with a more politically correct name, women were still critically under-represented. To address that gender disparity, the magazine has now come out with its 100 “Women of the Year” list which is meant to highlight women who’ve shaped history.
- In this particular issue, one woman is chosen for every year starting from 1920 to 2019.
- Their list of honorees include Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Aretha Franklin, Hillary Clinton, Beyonce, Toni Morrison, and more.
- When representing the year 2013, the publication opted to collectively celebrate Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi for creating the hasthtag #BlackLivesMatter that went viral in the wake of George Zimmerman being acquitted for the killing of unarmed Florida teen Trayvon Martin.
- “While critics called Garza, Cullors, and Tometi terrorists and threats to America, the activists continued urging the public to pay attention to the spate of fatal shootings of unarmed black men and women that followed Martin’s, shutting down highways, blocking bridges, and staging die-in demonstrations,” staff writer Melissa Chan wrote in her tribute to the trio.
- The cover art was illustrated by New York-based artist and writer Molly Crabapple, whose art is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art.
Black Lives Matter founders Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi grace the cover of Time 100 Women commemorating the year 2013, when the hasthtag #BlackLivesMatter went viral. https://t.co/qulC4CWPEN pic.twitter.com/EYigUOkLqy
— Michael Owens (@MikeOwensArt) March 9, 2020
This artwork is now available for sale.