Who coined the Black Lives Matter slogan and organized the Million March NYC? Names like Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi, and Synead Nichols. These women are not famous. Big names then place themselves at the head of the movement and get all the attention. But they’re not the ones who organize movements and they’re very often a conservative drag upon effective protest. Al Sharpton is just a particularly crude example. Eugene McCarthy did the same thing with the anti-Vietnam War movement. Same old song. The civics textbooks always obscure this reality. Not by accident.