Black Lives Matter protests records, 2020

Overview of the Collection

Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter protests records
2020 (inclusive)
470.6 MB
Collection Number
The collection includes news coverage and photographs documenting the Laramie, Wyoming Black Lives Matter Protests, which were a series of public demonstrations organized in order to draw attention to criminal justice and racial justice issues around the state of Wyoming and Laramie.
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY
Telephone: 3077663756
Access Restrictions
Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Black Lives Matter Protests was a series of public demonstrations organized in order to draw attention to criminal justice and racial justice issues around the state. For months, the Laramie Human Rights Network organized daily demonstrations, letter wiriting sessions, fundraisers, and other community events to educate and advocate for reform and justice. Demonstrations erupted initially as a response to the murder of George Floyd, continued as a call for justice for Laramie's Robbie Ramirez and all other victims of police brutality.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains publications, photographs, newspaper clippings, and flyers relating to the Black Lives Matter Protests that were organized by the Laramie Human Rights Network during the summer and fall of 2020.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright Information

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Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

Preferred Citation

Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Related Materials

Related Materials

There are related archival materials to the Black Lives Matter Protest records located in the University of Wyoming's Black Studies Center records and the University of Wyoming's Black Student Alliance records at the American Heritage Center.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition Information

Collection materials were donated by Timberly Vogel, Amanda Wells, and Hanna Fox in July of 2021.

Processing Note

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Timberly Vogel in July 2021.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Digital ahcdm_12819_001 News Coverage 2020
Digital ahcdm_12819_001 Photographs: Timberly Vogel 2020
Digital ahcdm_12819_002 Photographs: Amanda Wells 2020
Digital ahcdm_12819_003 Photographs: Hanna Fox 2020

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • African Americans--Colonization--Wyoming.
  • African American football players--Political activity--Wyoming--Laramie.
  • African Americans--Civil rights--Wyoming--Laramie.
  • African Americans--Education (Higher)--West (U.S.).
  • African Americans--Study and teaching.
  • African Americans--Wyoming--History.
  • Civil rights demonstrations--Wyoming--Laramie.

Corporate Names

  • University of Wyoming.

Geographical Names

  • Laramie (Wyo.)--Race relations.