It is important to understand the historical context behind events like the killing of Tyre Nichols — and how this knowledge helps you participate civically and have a voice in your community.
You have the resources and skills to learn how this particular attack fits into a timeline of events. Considering starting with Rodney King and what took place in Ferguson, Missouri, when Michael Brown was killed.
You may want to go back to Bull Connor and the origins of the Black Lives Matter movement. Use this BBC article "George Floyd: Timeline of black deaths and protests" to learn more about the history of these events in the United States and make a timeline with images of these men while they were alive and living their lives.