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Teaching Martin Luther King and the US civil rights movement in the age of Black Lives Matter

Teaching Martin Luther King and the US civil rights movement in the age of Black Lives Matter

Press releases   •   Sep 04, 2020 14:53 BST

The way in which Black British history and the US civil rights movement are taught in UK schools needs to be updated to include more emphasis on Britain’s racial minorities and imperial past, according to new research.

Martin Luther King’s Newcastle visit remembered on anniversary of his birth

Martin Luther King’s Newcastle visit remembered on anniversary of his birth

Press releases   •   Jan 20, 2020 08:38 GMT

School children in London will mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day by learning about the UK’s connections with the US civil rights activist, thanks to a visit by a US history expert from Northumbria University.

Where’s the money gone? The mystery of the ‘missing’ £88 million allocated to provide free school meals to disadvantaged children

Where’s the money gone? The mystery of the ‘missing’ £88 million allocated to provide free school meals to disadvantaged children

Press releases   •   Jun 27, 2019 12:05 BST

MILLIONS of pounds allocated by the government to feed some of the poorest children in the country is unaccounted for, according to a new report from Northumbria University, being discussed in the House of Commons today (Thursday 27 June).

New online tool to offer support for LGBT+ staff and students

New online tool to offer support for LGBT+ staff and students

Press releases   •   Dec 19, 2018 11:57 GMT

A team from Northumbria University, Newcastle are developing plans for an online platform that would help members of the LGBT+ community to understand their legal rights when they travel abroad.

Remembering and responding on World Aids Day

Remembering and responding on World Aids Day

Press releases   •   Nov 28, 2018 10:00 GMT

Staff and students at Northumbria University will mark World AIDS Day by celebrating the life and work of a former academic, and launching two new initiatives aimed at highlighting the challenges faced by those living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

Keep calm and carry on? Nostalgia and Brexit explored during Northumbria event

Keep calm and carry on? Nostalgia and Brexit explored during Northumbria event

Press releases   •   Apr 26, 2018 13:59 BST

The history of British nostalgia and the role it has played in the Brexit process will be explored during an event at Northumbria University.

More than £480,000 to tackle religious hate crime

More than £480,000 to tackle religious hate crime

Press releases   •   Apr 20, 2018 13:31 BST

Northumbria University, Newcastle, is working closely with students to create new and innovative projects to counter religion-based hate crime and harassment, thanks to new funding from the Office for Students (OfS).

EXPERT COMMENT: Can King’s vision overcome Trump’s vitriol?

EXPERT COMMENT: Can King’s vision overcome Trump’s vitriol?

Press releases   •   Nov 17, 2016 12:26 GMT

​Brian Ward, Professor in American Studies in the Department of Humanities at Northumbria, writes about Martin Luther King Jr and Donald Trump for The Fabian Society.