Document Type


Original Publication Date


Journal/Book/Conference Title

Association for Continuing Higher Education 2016 Annual Meeting & Conference

Date of Submission

March 2018


This study explores the discourse surrounding an event in the social movement, Black Lives Matter, to gain insights into how digital literacy practices influence and mediate participation in the 21st century civil rights movement for a new generation of activist. This study examines three points of engagement, (1) the experience of the event as it is initially interpreted and shared online, (2) the intermingling of consciousness through social media, and (3) the post social media interpretation and action. Data was collected from Twitter analyzed using discourse analysis.

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VCU Dept. of Teaching and Learning Publications