Black Lives Matter Movement Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize and Wins Sweden’s Human Rights Prize for 2020
The Black Lives Matter Movement has been recognized for its humanitarian efforts for the global black community
The Black Lives Matter Movement has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize by Petter Eide, a Norwegian member of parliament. The nomination is public recognition of the movement’s unwavering efforts to promote racial justice in the United States and globally.
Eide told USA TODAY:
“To carry forward a movement of racial justice and to spread that to other countries is very, very important. Black Lives Matter is the strongest force today doing this, not only in the U.S. but also in Europe and in Asia,”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 to recognize his tireless efforts to promote the non-violent campaigns for the Civil Rights Movement.
Nelson Mandela was also awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 in recognition of his work to end racial discrimination and apartheid in South Africa.
In addition, the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation has been awarded Sweden’s Olof Palme Human Rights prize for 2020 for advocating “peaceful civil disobedience against police brutality and racial violence” as stated by the organizers of the humanitarian prize.
Patrice Cullors, one of the founding members of Black Lives Matter accepted the $100,000 prize on behalf of the BLM during a virtual ceremony on 30 January 2021.