People across the country are expressing their outrage at the seeming disregard for Black life at the hands of police.  This year, we’ve witnessed a surge in protests, boycotts, and the growth of the Black Lives Matter movement within different cities across America.  Let’s take a closer look at the faces of the everyday people who have made it their business to fight for justice.

Photo Credits: AP Images;Chan C. Smith, Digital Editorial Multimedia Producer; Alvin C. Jacobs, Jr., freelance photographer who has traveled the country in efforts of documenting the protests for his blog To Speak No Evil. Follow Alvin on Twitter and Instagram for more of his work.