African Americans in WWII: Patriotism and Oppression
In this episode, Dr. Shama Ams places the Black Lives Matter movement and the killing of George Floyd into the historical context of the treatment of African American soldiers during and after WW2. In conversation with James, he also explores links with the Civil Rights movement. Shama Ams completed his PhD in the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), Centre of Development Studies at the University of Cambridge, where he was a Marshall Scholar. His research focuses on the nature of socio-cultural, legal and institutional transformation in post-war countries.
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