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Why Martin Luther King had the US Constitution on his side - Adam Smith

Dr. Adam Smith is the writer and presenter of a short documentary for Know it Wall, the UCL-based website that popularises research on a broad range of fascinating disciplines, from history to physics. In the documentary, Dr. Smith discusses the problem of racism and discrimination in America and how it has been shaped by the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution, the Amendment that Donald Trump and others want to repeal:

Published: Mar 27, 2017 1:21:55 PM

Melvyn Stokes AHRC Award

Melvyn Stokes has been awarded £78,887 by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for a new twelve-month project, 'Remembering 1960s British cinema-going'. This is a grant for impact and public engagement that follows on from the earlier AHRC-funded project 'Cultural memory and British cinema-going of the 1960s' (1 January 2013-31 December 2015, £324,849), which was designed to collect – by means of questionnaires and interviews – memories of those who went to British cinemas half a century ago. 

Published: Mar 2, 2017 1:15:56 PM