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ACUMEN ON THE MOVE

The Acumen Group travels the globe searching out historically relevant news stories and investigative research to bring you first-hand accounts of issues impacting your life.  From halls of Congress and the House of Lords, to the cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta and revolutionary fields of Zimbabwe, Acumen is there.

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SHERMAN OLISA
SHERMAN OLISA

Lord Lieutenant for London Ken Olisa with Dr. Shantella Sherman following House of Lords event.

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Acumen Interns @ Cambridge
Acumen Interns @ Cambridge

All smiles after an amazing group of lectures.

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From Lincoln to Cambridge
From Lincoln to Cambridge

Dr. Shantella Sherman and her University of Nebraska - Lincoln mentor / professor / (now colleague) Dr. Margaret Jacobs catching up on the campus of Cambridge University

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Dan Rather & Angela Bassett
Dan Rather & Angela Bassett

Acumen interns were able to chat with broadcaster Dan Rather and award-winning actress Angela Bassett at the U.S. Dream Academy banquet.

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Captain Jack!
Captain Jack!

Acumen student Lauryn Hill went gaga over actor John Barrowman -- who portrays Captain Jack Harkness on Torchwood (and Doctor Who) during the annual D.C. Comic Con

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The Gambler
The Gambler

Kenny Rogers and Carrie Underwood on stage in Virginia during his final tour.

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Dr. Shantella and Corrie Actor Chris Gascoyne - Virgin Tr
Dr. Shantella and Corrie Actor Chris Gascoyne - Virgin Tr

After an on-site interview with Chris Gascoyne at ITV, Dr. Shantella ran into him on the trip back from Manchester to London. Great ride; even better company!

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Sights and More Sights of Brixton
Sights and More Sights of Brixton

Murals come alive in Brixton

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Black British Archive photo exhibit
Black British Archive photo exhibit

Everyday life in London was not always pleasant for non-White residents and immigrants. Photographer Neil Kinlock documented the good, bad, and brilliant of social unrest 19060s-1990s.

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Acumen Chat with Carla & Peter
Acumen Chat with Carla & Peter

Dr. Sherman sat down with Alison King and Chris Gascoyne to discuss the potential eugenic framing of storylines for the characters they portray -- Carla Connor and Peter Barlow.

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Acumen Lecture
Acumen Lecture

Students and interns pose for pictures following a lecture on stereotypes at the African American Civil War Museum in D.C.

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Lecture 2
Lecture 2

Doing lectures at the AACWM gives visitors a treat of engaging with Civil War reenactor Marquette Milton during tours and lectures.

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Liniker, Period
Liniker, Period

Acumen fully supports the international artists -- especially when they are as awesome as Brazil's Liniker. The artist toured into D.C. -- and we were on hand to catch the action

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