Clayborne Carson

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Stanford University historian Clayborne Carson has devoted most his professional life to the study of Martin Luther King, Jr. Under his direction, the King Papers Project has produced six volumes of a definitive, comprehensive edition of speeches, sermons, correspondence, publications, and unpublished writings. Professor Carson is the director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute, and Executive Director of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection.

Articles by this Contributor

Spring 2009

What would Martin Luther King Jr.—had he been alive today—thought of our latest president’s oratory?

Winter 2010

During demonstrations in Birmingham, Martin Luther King Jr. took perhaps the most fateful decision made during the civil rights era