Stanford University The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute
Curriculum Vita


The Ronnie Lott Director
Martin Luther King, Jr., Research & Education Institute
Cypress Hall D, Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-4146
Ph. (650) 723-2092/725-8828/269-7502 or FAX 723-2093


History Department
Stanford University
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B. A. (1967), M. A. (1971), Ph.D. (1975) from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)


2005 to pres   Founding Director, Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute, Stanford University
2008 to 2009
Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Professor, Morehouse College, and Executive Director, The Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr., Collection, Atlanta
2007 Visiting Professor, l'École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Paris
1990 to pres   Professor, Department of History, Stanford University
1996-1997 Distinguished Professor, Department of History, Emory University
1985 to pres   Editor and Director, Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers Project, Stanford University
1993 to 1994   Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California
Spring 1990   Landmarks Scholar in History, American University, Washington, D. C.
1981 to 1990   Associate Professor, Department of History, Stanford University
1982 to 1983   Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Afro-American Studies, University of California, Berkeley
1974 to 1981   Assistant Professor, Department of History, Stanford
1971 to 1974   Acting Assistant Professor, Department of History, UCLA
1968 to 1971   Computer Programmer, Survey Research Center (Institute for Social Science Research), UCLA
1966   Staff Writer, Los Angeles Free Press
1965 to 1966   Editor, Audience Studies, Inc., Los Angeles
1962 to 1964   Laboratory Assistant, University of California, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico (Summers)


Martin's Dream: My Journey and the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

The Martin Luther King, Jr., Enclycopedia. Written and edited with Tenisha Armstrong, Susan Carson, Erin Cook, and Susan Englander. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2008.

The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Volume VI: Advocate of the Social Gospel, September 1948-March 1963. Edited with Susan Carson, Susan Englander, Troy Jackson, and Gerald L. Smith. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007.

The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Volume V: Threshold of a New Decade, January 1959-December 1960. Edited with Tenisha Armstrong, Susan Carson, Adrienne Clay, and Kieran Taylor. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005.

African American Lives: The Struggle for Freedom. With Emma J. Lapsansky-Werner and Gary B. Nash. New York: Pearson Longman, 2005. [2nd revised edition: The Struggle for Freedom: A History of African Americans. New York: Pearson Longman/Penguin Academics/Prentice Hall, 2007, 2011.]

Civil Rights Chronicle: The African-American Struggle for Freedom. Primary Consultant. Lincolnwood, Illinois: Publications International, Ltd., 2003.

Reporting Civil Rights. Part One: American Journalism 1941-1963 and Part Two: American Journalism, 1963-1973. Editorial advisor, with David Garrow, Bill Kovach, and Carol Polsgrove. New York: The Library of America, 2003.

A Call to Conscience: The Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Edited with Kris Shepard. New York: Warner Books and Time Warner AudioBooks, 2001 (foreign language edition: Japanese).

The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Volume IV: A Symbol of the Movement, January 1957-December 1958. Edited with Susan Carson, Adrienne Clay, Virginia Shadron, and Kerry Taylor. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King. Jr. Editor. New York: Warner Books and Time Warner AudioBooks, 1998. • Martin Luther King Autobiographie. Paris: Bayard Éditions, 1998 (Traduction et notes de Marc Saporta et Michèle Truchan-Saporta). • «I Have a Dream» L’autobiographia del profeta dell’uguaglianza. Milano: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, 2000 (Traduzione di Tania Gargiulo). • Eu Tenho um Sonho: A Autobiographia de Martin Luther King. Lisboa: Editorial Bizâncio, 2003 (Tradução de Francisco Agarez) . Other foreign language editions: Finnish, Japanese, Korean.

Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Edited with Peter Holloran. New York: Warner Books and Time Warner AudioBooks, 1998 (foreign language edition: French).

The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. Volume III: Birth of a New Age, December 1955 - December 1956. Edited with Stewart Burns, Susan Carson, Pete Holloran, Dana Powell. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.

The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Volume II: Rediscovering Precious Values, July 1951-November 1955. Edited with Ralph E. Luker, Penny A. Russell, and Peter Holloran. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994.

The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Volume 1: Called to Serve, January 1929-June 1951. Edited with Ralph E. Luker and Penny A. Russell. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992.

American Voices: A History of the United States. With Carol Berkin, et al. Glenview, Illinois: Scott Foresman, 1992.

Malcolm X: The FBI File. Edited with David Gallen. New York: Ballantine Books, 1995. (Originally published by Carroll & Graf, 1991).

The Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader. Edited with David J. Garrow, Vincent Harding, Darlene Clark Hine and Toby Kleban Levine. New York: Penguin Books, 1987; rev. ed., 1991.

In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1981; 2nd Edition, 1995. • German edition: Zeiten des Kampfes: Das Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) und das Erwachen des afro-amerikanischen Widerstands in den sechziger Jahren (Aus dem Amerikanischen von Lou Marin). Nettersheim: Verlag Graswurzelrevolution, 2004).


"The Fateful Turn Toward Brown v. Board of Education." Washington History 16 (Fall/Winter 2004-2005): 7-10.

"Two Cheers for Brown v. Board of Education." Journal of American History 91 (June 2004): 26-31.

"African-American Leadership and Mass Mobilization." The Black Scholar 24 (Fall 1994): 2-7.

"Martin Luther King, Jr., as Scholar: A Reexamination of His Theological Writings" (written with assistance from Peter Holloran et al.). Journal of American History 78 (June 1991): 93-105.

"The Student Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Summary Statement on Research."Journal of American History 78 (June 1991): 23-40.

"Martin Luther King, Jr.: Charismatic Leadership in a Mass Struggle." Journal of American History 74 (September 1987): 448-454. Reprinted in Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement, edited by John A. Kirk (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007); The Leader's Companion: Insights on Leadership Through the Ages, edited by J. Thomas Wren (New York: The Free Press, 1995); Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in American History, Volume II, edited by Larry Madaras and James M. So Relle (Guilford, Connecticut: Dushkin Publishing Group, 1989).

"SNCC and the Albany Movement." Journal of Southwest Georgia History 2 (Fall 1984): 15-25.


"Reflection: How I First Saw King and Found the Movement," in This Light of Ours: Activist Photo Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement. Edited by Leslie G. Kelen. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2011.

"Memory, History, and the March on Washington." In I Wish I'd Been There: Twenty Historians Bring to Life Dramatic Events That Changed America. Edited by Byron Hollingshead. New York: Doubleday, 2006.

"Challenging the Establishment, 1960-1969." In National Geographic Eyewitness to the 20 Century. Washington, D. C.: National Geographic Society, 1998.

"Black-Jewish Universalism in the Era of Identity Politics." In Struggles in the Promise Land: Toward a History of Black-Jewish Relations in the United States, edited by Jack Salzman and Cornell West . New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

"Rethinking African-American Political Thought in the Post Revolutionary Era." In The Making of Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement, edited by Brian Ward and Tony Badger, 115-127. London: Macmillan Press Ltd., 1996.

"A Season of Struggle." In A History of the African American People, 154-177. New York: Smithmark Publishers, 1995.

"The Politics of Relations between African-Americans and Jews." In Blacks and Jews: Alliances and Arguments, edited by Paul Berman, 131-143. New York: Delacorte Press, 1994.

"Martin Luther King, Jr., and the African-American Social Gospel." In African-American Christianity, edited by Paul E. Johnson, 159-177. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994. Reprinted African-American Religion: Interpretive Essays in History and Culture, edited by Tomothy E. Fulop and Albert J. Raboteau. New York: Routledge, 1997. Reprinted African American Religious Thought, edited by Cornel West and Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., 696-714. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2003.

"Editing Martin Luther King, Jr.: Political and Scholarly Issues." In Palimpsest: Editorial Theory in the Humanities, edited by George Bornstein and Ralph G. Williams, 305-316. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1993.

"Reconstructing the King Legacy: Scholars and National Myths." In We Shall Overcome: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Black Freedom Struggle, edited by Peter J. Albert and Ronald Hoffman, 239-248. New York: Pantheon Books, 1990. Revised version of "Martin Luther King, Jr.: Charismatic Leadership in a Mass Struggle."

"Blacks & Jews in the Civil Rights Movement: The Case of SNCC." In Bridges and Boundaries: African Americans and American Jews, edited by Jack Salzman, 36-49. New York: George Braziller, 1992. Earlier version published in Jews in Black Perspectives: A Dialogue, edited by Joseph R. Washington, Jr., 113-131. Rutherford, New Jersey.: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press and Associated University Presses, 1984 and Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1989.

"Civil Rights Reform and the Black Freedom Struggle." In The Civil Rights Movement in America, edited by Charles W. Eagles, 19-32. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1986. Reprinted in Interpretations of American History: Patterns & Perspectives, edited by Francis G. Couvares et al., eds. New York: Free Press, 2000.


"Civil Rights Movement in the United States," The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace, ed. Nigel J. Young, (Oxford: University Press, 2010).

"Martin Luther King, Jr.," The Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law, ed. Roger K. Newman, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009).

"African American Freedom Struggle," in Revolutionary Movements in World History, from 1750 to the Present, James V. DeFronzo, ed. (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2006).

"Ralph Abernathy," "Malcolm X," and "Martin Luther King, Jr.," in African American Lives, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, eds. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2004).

"Race, Rights and Reform," in Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History, Mary Kupiec Cayton and Peter W. Williams, eds. (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2001).

"Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee," in Organizing Black America: an Encyclopedia of African American Associations, Nina Mjahkij, ed. (New York: Garland Publishing, 2001).

"Malcolm X" and "Martin Luther King, Jr.," in American National Biography, John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes, eds. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999).

"Martin Luther King, Jr." In The Oxford Companion to American Military History, John Whiteclay Chambers II et al., eds. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999).

"Martin Luther King, Jr. " In The Encyclopedia of Political Revolutions, Jack A. Goldstone, ed. (Washington: Congressional Quarterly Books, 1988).

"Martin Luther King, Jr." In Protest, Power, and Change: An Encyclopedia of Nonviolent Action from ACT-UP to Women's Suffrage, Roger S. Powers and William B. Vogele, eds. (New York: Garland Publishing, 1997).

"Black Panther Party for Self-Defense," "Martin Luther King, Jr.," and "Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee." In Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, Jack Salzman, David Lionel Smith, and Cornel West, eds. (New York: Simon & Schuster MacMillian, 1996).

"African Americans at War," "German-American Bund," (with Stephanie Brookins), and "Japanese Americans." In The Oxford Companion to the Second World War, I. C. B. Dear, ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995).

"Malcolm X." World Book Encyclopedia (Chicago: World Book Publishing, 1994).

"African Americans." In Oxford Companion to Politics of the World, Joel Krieger, ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1993).

"Dorothy Foreman Cotton" (co-author Stephanie Brookins)," "Coretta Scott King" (co-author Angela Brown), and "Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee" (co-author Heidi Hess). In Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia, Darlene Clark Hine, ed. (New York: Carlson Publishing, 1993).

"Civil Rights Movement." In Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, Supplement I, Leonard W. Levy, et al. , eds. (New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1992).

"Muhammad Ali," "Civil Rights Movement," "Jesse Jackson," and "Martin Luther King, Jr." In The Reader's Companion to American History, Eric Foner and John A. Garraty, eds. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1991).

"The Black Panther Party" (co-author David Malcolm Carson) In Encyclopedia of the American Left, Mari Jo Buhle et al eds. (New York: Garland Publishing, 1990). Reprinted in Civil Rights Since 1787: A Reader on the Black Struggle, Jonathan Birnbaum and Clarence Taylor, eds. (New York: New York University Press, 2000).

"Black Freedom Movement." In Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, Charles Reagan Wilson and William Ferris, eds. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1989).

"Stokely Carmichael," "Robert Moses," and "James Forman." In Biographical Dictionary of the American Left, Bernard Johnpoll and Harvey Klehr, eds. (New York: Greenwood Press, 1986).

"Civil Rights Movement." In Encyclopedia of American Political History: Studies of the Principal Movements and Ideas, Vol. I., Jack P. Greene, ed. (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1984).

"Blacks in the Americas--North America." In Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia, Vol. 4. (New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1983).


The Price of the Ticket: Barack Obama and the Rise and Decline of Black Politics, by Frederick C. Harris. Journal of American History 100 (June 2013).

Lift Every Voice: The NAACP and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement, by Patricia Sullivan. Journal of American History 97 (June 2010).

"The Biography Branch Might Have Written," review of Taylor Branch's American in the King Years trilogy. American Historical Review 114 (October 2009).

At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965–68, by Taylor Branch. The Historian 69 (Winter 2007).

The House I Live In: Race in the American Century, by Robert J. Norrell. Journal of American History 93 (June 2006).

"Jim Crow's Enduring Legacy," review of From Jim Crow to Civil Rights: The Supreme Court and the Struggle for Racial Equality, by Michael J. Klarman. Stanford Law Review 57 (March 2005).

Beyond Atlanta: The Struggle for Racial Equality in Georgia, 1940-1980, by Stephen G. N. Tuck. Journal of American History 89 (March 2003).

Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65, by Taylor Branch. Dissent 45 (Summer 1998).

"Malcolm X," film by Spike Lee, in Past Imperfect: History According to the Movies, edited by Mark C. Carnes, 278-282. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1995.

The Jewish Onslaught: Despatches from the Wellesley Battlefront, by Tony Martin. Journal of American History (March 1995).

Malcolm X: Make It Plain, film by Orlando Bagwell and Judy Richardson. Journal of American History 81 (December 1994).

Civil Rights and the Idea of Freedom, by Richard H. King. American Historical Review 98 (October 1993).

Two Nations: Black and White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal, by Andrew Hacker. Journal of American History 80 (June 1993).

Blacks and Social Change: Impact of the Civil Rights Movement in Southern Communities, by James W. Button. Journal of American History 77 (December 1990).

Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63, by Taylor Branch. Journal of Southern History 56 (August 1990).

"Why the Poor Stay Poor." Review of The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy, by William Julius Wilson. Tikkun 3 (July/August 1988).

"King Scholarship and Iconoclastic Myths."Review of Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, by David J. Garrow and To Redeem the Soul of America: The Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Martin Luther King, Jr., by Adam Fairclough. Reviews in American History 16 (March 1988).

Black History and the Historical Profession, 1915-1980, by August Meier and Elliot Rudwick. Journal of Southern History 53 (August 1987).

The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement: Black Communities Organizing for Change, by Aldon D. Morris. Constitutional Commentary 3 (Summer 1986).

In Pursuit of Power: Southern Blacks and Electoral Politics, 1965-1982, by Steven F. Lawson. Journal of American History 72 (December 1985).

"From Garvey to Jackson." Review of The Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers, edited by Robert A. Hill. Nation, 31 March 1984. Reprinted in Uncivil War: Race, Civil Rights & the Nation. New York: The Nation Press, 1995.

Lives of Their Own: Blacks, Italians, and Poles in Pittsburgh, 1900-1960, by John Bodnar, Roger Simon, and Michael P. Weber. Journal of Negro History 68 (Winter 1983).

"The Red and the Black." Nation, 29 October 1983.

A Case of Black and White: Northern Volunteers and the Southern Freedom Summers, 1964-1965, by Mary Aickin Rothschild. Georgia Historical Quarterly 67 (Summer 1983).

Let the Trumpet Sound: The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr., by Stephen B. Oates. Journal of American History 70 (June 1983).

The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr.: From "Solo" to Memphis, by David J. Garrow. American Historical Review 87 (October 1982).

Dreams Die Hard, by David Harris. San Francisco Chronicle, 11 July 1982.

A Search for Equality: The National Urban League, 1910-1961, by Jesse Thomas Moore, Jr. The Journal of American History 69 (June 1982).

The Education of Black Philadelphia: The Social and Educational History of a Minority Community, 1900-1950, by Vincent Franklin. Journal of Negro History 66 (Autumn 1981).

Automobile Age Atlanta: The Making of a Southern Metropolis, 1900-1935, by Howard L. Preston. Journal of Negro History 65 (Spring 1980).

The Abolitionist Legacy: From Reconstruction to the NAACP, by James McPherson. Political Science Quarterly 91 (Winter 1977).

Time on the Cross: The Economics of American Negro Slavery, by Robert William Fogel and Stanley L. Engerman. Psychology Today, September 1974.


"Passages of Martin Luther King," Palestinian National Theatre - Hakawati production, East Jerusalem, March 22-24, 2011, translated and directed by Kamel El Basha with Ramzi Maqdisi performing King. Additional performances in the West Bank communities of Jenin (March 27), Nablus (March 29), Bethlehem (March 31), Hebron (April 2), Tulkarem (April 3) and Ramallah (April 5).

"Passages of Martin Luther King," international premiere by the National Theatre of China at Beijing Oriental Pioneer Theatre, June 21-24, 2007, directed by Wu Xiaojiang, with Cao Li performing King.

"Passages of Martin Luther King," presented at the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg, Florida, February 28, 2009 (with Aldo Billingslea performing King). Dramatic readings: the Claremont Colleges (Aldo Billingslea), April 4, 2008 (with Aldo Billingslea); the Rotunda Building, Oakland, January 25, 2007 (Aldo Billingslea); by National of China in Beijing on May 28, 2006 (under title "I Have a Dream "); at Stanford University on January 15, 2006 (Aldo Billingslea). Also presented at Princeton Theological Seminary, January 27, 2000; Utah Valley State College, January 24, 2000; Willamette University, January 21, 2000; University of Washington, Tacoma, January 15, 1998; University of Washington, Seattle, January 14, 1998; Dartmouth College, January 15, 1996; and Stanford University, January 17, 1994 (withFloyd Thompkins, Tony Haney, and Condoleezza Rice as "Coretta")

"Martin Luther King, Jr., on War and Peace," one-actor dramatic reading adapted from "Passages of Martin Luther King," presented at Oakland's Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church on August 28, 2003 (Danny Glover) and at Stanford on February 19, 2003 (Aldo Billingslea).

"Passages of Martin Luther King," docudrama, produced and directed by Victor Leo Walker, II, presented by Stanford Drama Department and Stanford Committee on Black Performing Arts, April 2, 3, 9, 10, 1993, at Stanford University's Dinkelspiel Auditorium with Reverend Floyd Thompkins performing King.


Interviewee and playwright, Bringing King to China (documentary film by Kevin McKiernan, 2011)

Interviewee, Say It Plain, Say It Loud -- A Century of Great American Speeches (American RadioWorks, American Public Radio, 2011)

Associate Producer and historical advisor, Have You Heard from Johannesburg?  (documentary series by Connie Field/Clarity Films, 2010).

Onscreen interviewee, American Experience: God in America (PBS, 2010)

Onscreen interviewee, Tavis Smiley Reports--MLK: A Call to Conscience

Editor, King for Kids (Hachette Audio/IPM, 2008)

Associate Producer and onscreen interviewee, "King's Last March," (American RadioWorks, American Public Media, 2008).

Associate Producer and historical advisor, Have You Heard from Johannesburg? Apartheid and the Club of the West (documentary film by Connie Field/Clarity Films, 2007).

Onscreen interviewee. 10 Days that Unexpectedly Changed America - June 21, 1964: Freedom Summer (The History Channel, 2006).

Consultant and onscreen interviewee. Negroes with Guns: Rob Williams and Black Power (The Documentary Institute, 2005).

Onscreen interviewee, Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train (First Run/Icarus Films, 2004).

Onscreen interviewee. Martin Luther King -- Ein Staatsverbrechen. (Tag/Traum Film Production, 2004).

Historical advisor. Citizen King (PBS DVD Video, American Experience, 2004).

Historical advisor. Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin (California Newsreel, 2002).

Interviewer. "Of Songs, Peace, and Struggle": An Interview with James Forman (Smithsonian Institution, January 2002).

On screen interviewee. The Most: March on Washington. (History Channel, November 2001).

Co-editor. A Call to Conscience:The Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Time Warner AudioBooks, 2001).

Editor and Reader of Editor's Introduction. The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Time Warner AudioBooks, 1998). Grammy Award winner for best documentary recording.

Co-editor. A Knock at Midnight: Inspiritation from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. (Time Warner AudioBooks, 1998).

Historical advisor and onscreen interviewee. Blacks and Jews (Snitow-Kaufman/California Newsreel, 1997).

Historical advisor. Chicano! (National Latino Communications Center and Galán Productions, 1996) 1. Quest for a Homeland; 2. The Struggle in the Fields; 3. Taking Back the Schools; 4. Fighting for Political Power.

Historical advisor. Freedom on My Mind (California Newsreel, 1994). American Historical Association and Organization of American Historians award for best documentary; nominated for Academy Award for best documentary feature.

Historical advisor, Dawn’s Early Light: Ralph McGill and the Segregated South (1988)

Senior historical advisor and co-editor of Reader. Eyes on the Prize: America at the Racial Crossroads -- 1965-1985 (Blackside, Inc./PBS Video, 1989) 1. The Time Has Come (1964-1965); 2. Ain't Gonna Shuffle No More (1964-1972); 3. Two Societies (1965-1968); 4. Power! (1967-1968); 5. The Promised Land (1967-1968); 6. A Nation of Law? (1968-1971); 7. The Keys to the Kingdom (1974-1980); 8. Back to the Movement (1979-mid 1980s).

Senior historical advisor and co-editor of Reader. Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years (Blackside, Inc./PBS Video, 1986) Episode 1. Awakenings (1954-1956); 2. Fighting Back (1957-1962); 3. Ain't Scare of Your Jails (1960-1961); 4. No Easy Walk (1963); 5: Mississippi: Is This America? (1962-1964); Bridge to Freedom (1965).


Foreword, Confluence of Thought: Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., by Bidyut Chakrabarty (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013)

"Stanford Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholar Infuses New National Memorial with Visual Interpretations of King's Metaphorical Language," Interview with Clayborne Carson by Corrie Goldman, Stanford University News Service (Winter 2012).

"How I first Saw King and Found the Movement," in Leslie G. Kelen, ed., This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement (Jackson: Univeristy Press of Mississippi, 2011), pp. 191-203.

"Designing the King Memorial," Encyclopedia Britannica Blog (Summer 2011).

"A Palistinian King Drama," Dissent Magazine Online (Spring 2011).

"Tributes to John Hope Franklin: An Exemplary Man and Historian," Du Bois Review 7 (Spring 2010).

"Introduction." Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story, by Martin Luther King, Jr. General Advisory Editor (Boston: Beacon Press, 2010 edition).

"King Maker," American Heritage 59 (Winter 2010), pp. 90-91.

"King, Obama, and the Great American Dialogue," American Heritage 59 (Spring 2009), pp.26-30.

"Obama's Link With King and Gandhi," The Times of India, January 1, 2009.

"Introduction," Becoming King: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Making of a National Leader, by Troy Jackson (Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 2008).

"Martin Luther Kings Traum und Alptraum," Graswurzel Revolution, April 2008.

Afterword, The Long Shadow of Little Rock: A Memoir, by Daisy Bates (Fayetteville, The University of Arkansas Press, 2007).

"Racizm Nasz Powszedni," [interview] in Artur Domos lawski, Ameryka Zbuntowana: Siedemnascie dialogow a ciemnych stronach imperium wolnosci (Warszawa: Swiat Ksiazki, 2007)

"An Appreciation," in Herbert Aptheker on Race and Democracy: A Reader, Eric Foner and Manning Marable, eds. ( Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2006).

"A Remembrance of Coretta Scott King," Palo Alto Weekly , February 8, 2006.

"Remembering Rosa Parks, 1913-2005: Mother of a Movement," Honolulu Advertiser, October 30, 2005.

"1965: A Decisive Turning Point in the Long Struggle for Voting Rights," The Crisis 112 (July/August 2005).

"Expert's Picks: Civil Rights," Washington Post Book World, April 24, 2005.

"How Bloody Sunday at the Edmund Pettus Bridge Changed Everything," in The Unfinished Agenda of the Selma-Montgomery Voting Rights, the Editors of Black Issues in Higher Education with Dara N. Byrne, eds. (Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2005).

"The Unfinished Dialogue of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X," Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society 7 (Winter 2005).

"What Would King Do Now?" Ebony, January 2005.

Talking about Martin Luther King, Jr.," Socialism and Liberation 2 (January 2005).

[Guest editor of special Martin Luther King, Jr. Issue] "A Personal Journey to Understanding Martin Luther King, Jr.," "Paradoxes of King Historiography," "To Walk in Dignity: The Montgomery Bus Boycott," "Between Contending Forces: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the African American Freedom Struggle," "The Unfinished Dialogue of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X," and "Keeping the Dream Alive: The King Papers Project's Liberation Curriculum" (with Erin Cook), Organization of American Historians Magazine of History 19 (January 2005).

"Long, Hot California Summers: The Rise of Black Protest and Black Power," in What's Going On?: California and the Vietnam Era, Marcia A. Eymann, and Charles Wollenberg, eds. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004).

"March on Washington: A Look Back After 40 Years," San Francisco Chronicle, 24 August 2003.

Foreword, Fighting for US: Maulana Karenga, the US Organization, and Black Cultural Nationalism, by Scot Brown (New York: New York University Press, 2003).

"African American History Loses Three Past Masters," Organization of American Historians Newsletter 31 (May 2003).

"Keeping the Dream Alive: The King Papers Project's Liberation Curriculum," with Erin Cook, in Poverty & Race 12 (January/February 2003).

"A Scholar in Struggle," Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society 4 (Spring 2002).

"Martin Luther King, Jr., Speaks, " in A Time for Choices: Deep Dialogues for Deep Democracy, Michael Toms, editor (Canada: New Society Publishers, 2002).

Foreword, The Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Boundaries of Law, Politics, and Religion, Lewis V. Baldwin et al. eds. (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 2002).

"The Civil Rights Movement," in The Whole World's Watching: Peace and Social Justice Movements of the 1960s and 1970s (Berkeley: Berkeley Art Center Association, 2001).

Section editor, "1945-1968," The Harvard Guide to African-American History (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2001).

"The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Reclaiming His Legacy, An Activist, Not a Dreamer," San Jose Mercury News, January 16, 2000.

"High Ideals and Troubling News," Media Studies Journal 12 (Fall 1998).

"SNCC and the Practice of History," conference presentation, reprinted in Cheryl Lynn Greenberg, ed., A Circle of Trust: Remembering SNCC (New Brunswick, Rutgers University Press, 1998).

"A ‘Common Solution', Martin and Malcolm's Gulf Was Closing, but the Debate Lives on," Emerge, February 1998.

"Stokely Carmichael/Kwame Ture: Courageous Warrior in an On-Going Struggle," Black Scholar 27 (Fall/Winter, 1997).

"The Cambridge Convergence: How a Night in Maryland 30 Years Ago Changed the Nation's Course of Racial Politics" (with Tom Hamburger), Minneapolis Star Tribune, 28 July 1997.

"Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Crozer Seminary Years," Journal of Blacks in Higher Education 16 (Summer 1997) [adapted from Introduction, The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Volume I].

"Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Morehouse Years," Journal of Blacks in Higher Education 15 (Spring 1997) [adapted from Introduction, The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Volume I].

"The Montgomery Story," San Francisco Examiner Magazine, 2 February 1997.

"King Advocated Special Programs that Went Beyond Affirmative Action," San Jose Mercury News, 27 October 1996.

"The Founding Fallacy: Is Multicultural Democracy Possible in America? Prognosis: Uncertain." San Francisco Examiner Magazine, 25 February 1996.

"The Unexpected Emergence of Martin Luther King, Jr." Campus Report (Stanford), 17 January 1996.

"The Boycott That Changed Dr. King's Life." New York Times Magazine, 7 January 1996.

"Multiracial Democracy will require changes in behavior, political practices." Campus Report (Stanford), 30 August 1995.

"Is Multiracial Democracy Possible?" The Commonwealth 89 (August 1995).

"Rediscovering Martin Luther King's values." Campus Report (Stanford), 15 February 1995.

Foreword. In The Black Panthers Speak, by Philip S. Foner. New York: Da Capo Press, 1995.

"Malcolm X: The Deaths of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X Meant a Missed Chance for a Common Solution." San Francisco Examiner Magazine, 19 February 1995.

"Passages of Martin Luther King," docudrama, produced and directed by Victor Leo Walker, II, presented by Stanford Drama Department and Stanford Committee on Black Performing Arts, April 2, 3, 9, 10, 1993, at Stanford University's Dinkespiel Auditorium. Also presented as dramatic reading at Dartmouth College, January 15, 1996.

Introduction. In Inside Agitators: White Southerners in the Civil Rights Movement, by David L. Chappell. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994.

Introduction. Essays on the American Civil Rights Movement [The Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures], edited by W. Marvin Dulaney and Kathleen Underwood. College Station: Texas A. & M University Press, 1993.

"Martin and Malcolm." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 17 January 1993.

"Historical Overview." Countdown to Eternity: an Exhibition of Photographs by Benedict J. Fernandez. Pittsburgh: Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, 1993.

The Movement, 1964-1970. Edited with the staff of the Martin Luther King, Jr, Papers Project. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1993.

"Malcolm X: the Man and the Myth." San Francisco Examiner, 22 November 1992.

"King's Ties to Atlanta Shaped His Career." Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 19 January 1992.

"Documenting Martin Luther King's Importance -- and His Flaws." Chronicle of Higher Education, 16 January 1991.

Introduction. The Student Voice, 1960-1965: Periodical of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Edited with the staff of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers Project. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1990.

1989 Georgia Week Lecture: The Georgia Roots of Martin Luther King, Jr.[pamphlet] Atlanta: Georgia Humanities Council, 1990.

Introduction. A Guide to Research on Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Modern Black Freedom Struggle. Occasional Publications in Bibliography Series, Number One, compiled by the staff of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers Project. Stanford, California: Stanford University Libraries, 1989.

"SNCC and the Black Struggle." In The Recent Past: Readings on America since World War II, edited by Allan M. Winkler. New York: Harper & Row, 1989 [excerpted from In Struggle].

"The March, Revealing, Yet Obscuring." Baltimore Sun, 28 August 1988

"Once Inside, Can Jackson Contain Discontent Outside?" Pacific News Service, 25 July 1988.

"A Middle-Class Picnic." Southern Exposure 16 (Summer 1988).

"The King Within Us All; 'Charismatic' Label Obscures His True Role and Legacy." Focus [Joint Center for Political Studies] 15 (January 1987).

"Celebrate King's Achievement by Lifting the Shroud of Myth." Atlanta Constitution, 19 January 1987.

Afterword. Freedom Song: A Personal Story of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, by Mary King. New York: William Morrow, 1987.

Introduction in "A Short History of American Attitudes About Poverty."(with Rebecca Lowen), In Poverty with a Human Face: Poverty, Justice and Equality in Contemporary United States, edited by Clayborne Carson. San Francisco: Public Media Center, 1985.

"Rainbow Power: Threat or Opportunity." Pacific News Service, 22 July 1984.

"Graduate Schools of Academic Historians: Trends in Hiring Patterns of Historians." AHA Perspectives 22 (November 1984): 10-13.

"Martin Luther King as a Unifying Force in the Black Struggle," Congressional Record [Extension of remarks of Hon. John Conyers, Jr.], April 30, 1981, p. E 1991-1992.

"The Tax Revolt and Suburban-Urban Conflict." Courses by Newspaper series of University of California, San Diego. Reprinted in Humanities Network, Fall 1978.

"The Environmental Problem: An Historian Comments." Humanities Network (December 1976).

"The Hollow Prize; Black Power after Ten Years." Nation 223 (August 14-21, 1976): 111-115. [Reprinted in A History of Our Time: Readings on Postwar America, edited by William H. Chafe and Harvard Sitkoff. New York: Oxford University Press, 1st and 2nd ed., 1983, 1987. Pp. 147-154].

Numerous articles for The Los Angeles Free Press during period from 1965 through 1968.


  Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize, Brandeis University
2011 KQED/Union Bank "Local Hero of the Year" Award
2010 Community Leader Award, Peninsula Bay Chapter of The Links, Inc.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Research Fellowship, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University
Honorary Doctorate from Niagara University
2007   Honorary Doctorate from Morehouse College
  Commendation Resolution by California Legislative Black Caucus, California Assembly, Sacramento
2004   Gandhi King Ikeda Award, Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel, Gandhi Institute for Reconciliation, Morehouse College, Atlanta
2000   Member of selected team in international design competition for the National Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial in Washington, D. C.
2000   Founders Award for Historical Scholarship from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1998   Jessie and John Danz Lectureship at the University of Washington
1995   Honorary Doctorate from Pacific Graduate School of Psychology
1993-1994   Fellowship, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences
  Program of the Year Award for "Passages of Martin Luther King," Black Community Awards Committee of Stanford University
1991   Elected member of Society of American Historians
  Rosa Parks Distinguished Citizen Award, Martin Luther King, Jr., Association of Santa Clara Valley
1986-87   National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for Independent Study and Research (declined)
1982   Frederick Jackson Turner Award of the Organization of American Historians for In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960's
1981   Research Grant from Spencer Foundation Education Research Seed Grant Program
1978   Visiting Fellowship, Center for the Study of Civil Rights and Race Relations, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
1977   Andrew Mellon Fellowship


2011-present National Civil Rights Museum - Renovation Scholars Committee
2010-present National Advisory Board,The Dorothy Cotton Institute, Ithica, New York
National Global Advisory Council, Center For Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta, Georgia
2007-present   National Advisory Board, Film & Media Archive, Washington University in St. Louis
2009-2010 Advisory Board, Realizing the Dream, Atlanta, Georgia
2006-2009   Elected member of Research Division, American Historical Association
2006-2009   National Advisory Board, Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection
2003-2008   Board of Directors, Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Center, Oakland
2002-2005   Advisor, Poverty & Race Research Action Council, Project on Putting the Movement Back Into Civil Rights Teaching
1998-2002   Historical Advisor, National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis
1997-1999   Board of Trustees, Bay Area Partnership, Project on Community Capacity Building, Berkeley
1997-2003   Board of Trustees, National Institute for Community Empowerment, Inc., Atlanta
1996-1998   Board of Trustees, Scholars Press, Emory University
1995   Historical Advisor, National Parks Service Martin Luther King, Jr., Visitors Center in Atlanta
1988-present   Lecturer, Organization of American Historians Lectureship Program
1988-90   Visiting Scholars Program, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
1986-87   Elected Member, Nominating Board, Organization of American Historians
1988-89   Member, Program Committee, American Historical Association
1981-82   Member, Program Committee, Organization of American Historians
1980-81   Member, Program Committee, Pacific Coast Branch, American Historical Association
1979-83   Chair, American History and Social Studies Test Development Committee, College Board
1979, '80, '83   Panelist, Division of State Programs, National Endowment for the Humanities
1979, 1985   Panelist, Division of Media Programs, National Endowment for the Humanities


2012 February 14 Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Global Freedom Struggle, Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize Lecture, Brandeis University, Boston
January 16 "Remembering Dr. King in the Obama Era," King Holiday Celebration, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa 
2011 October 24 Keynote address,Symposium Celebrating the Life & Work of Manning Marable conference, Colgate College, Hamilton, New York
October 21 Keynote address, "History's Greatest Freedom Struggle," Gandhi-King Conference, "A Living Movement: Toward a World of Peace, Solidarity, and Justice, Christian Brothers University, Memphis 
October 3 "Global Significance of the Southern Grassroots Freedom Struggle," Symposium on Civil Rights Photography, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
April 5
"From Gandhi to King to Virginia Tech." Virginia Technological University, Roanoke, Virginia.
March 26 Keynote address, "Lessons for the Region and Palestine in Light of International Nonviolent Experiences," Conference on Nonviolence, Ramallah, Palestinian Occupied Territories
March 23 "Democracy and Human Rights," Bethlehem University, Bethlehem
March 22 "King's Communications Skills," Hebrew University, Jerusalem
March 21 Lecture at Al Quds University, Beit Hanina - Jerusalem
February 1
Aurora Forum, Onstage interview of Sue Mingus, author of Tonight at Noon (2002), Stanford University
January 22 Keynote, "Hope, Faith, and Shattered Dreams: The Callenges We Still Face Today." 25th Annual Commemoration Honoring King, sponsored by HD Rhein-Neckar Branch NAACP & German-American Institute (DAI), Providence Church, Heidelberg, Germany
January 18
"Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.". Forrestal Auditorium, Department of Energy, Washington, D.C.
January 17
"The Global Significance and Legacy of King." Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia, and  Caplin Pavilian, University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia
January 15
"The Relevancy of the King Legacy in the 21st Century." Ebenezer Baptist Church, sponsored by Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site, Atlanta, Georgia
2010 November 11
Panel discussion on "Sports, Media, and Race: The Impact on America," Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, University of Texas at Austin
September 13 Gandhi birthday celebration, Mahatma Gandhi International Volunteers, Toronto
May 28

Presentation for Human Rights Panel with Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile Samdhong Rinpoche and Uyghur leader Rebiya Kadeer, Stanford

May 21 Co-keynote address for Conference on "Globalizing Black History: Intellectuals, Politics and New Approaches to Transnationalism," Stanford
April 16
Presentation for panel on "The Impact and Influence of SNCC on American Society, 1960 to 1968" at SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina
February 24
Meeting with Palestinian Actvists, Library on Wheels for Nonviolence and Peace, Hebron, Palestinian Occupied Territories
February 23
Rountable of Palestinian Activists, the Palestinian Center for the Dissemination of Democracy and Community Development (PANORAMA), Ramallah   
"Non-Violent Political and Social Activism and its Application to the Palestine," Birzeit University, Ramallah
February 22 Meeting with Palestinian activists at Palestinian Conflict Resolution Centre “Wi’am," in Bethlehem

Videoconference on nonviolent resistance with faculty and students at Al-zhar University, Gaza, from Jerusalem
February 18
Slavery to Freedom: An American Odyssey, Tenth Annual Visiting Faculty Lecture Series, Michigan State University
January 25 "King's Global Vision," Albion College, Albion, Michigan
January 19 "King's Global Vision," The Loomis Chaffee School, Winsor, Connecticut
January 18 "Martin Luther King and the World," The Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan
2009 December 12
"Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Other Visionary," TEDx Silicon Valley, Innovation for Social Change, Stanford University
December 10
"Obama and the Nobel Peace Prize," Santa Clara Golf & Tennis club, Santa Clara, California.
November 14
"King's Vision of Global Liberation," Dorchester Academy/Dorchester Center, Midway, Georgia
November 13
"King's Vision of Global Liberation," Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum, Savannah, Georgia
November 10 Panelist, Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr., Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University
November 5
"An Evening with Dr. Clayborne Carson," Program to launch "Ebon Dooley History Project," WRFG-FM, Atlanta
October 31
Panelist, Institute of the Black World 40th Anniversary Reunion, The Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta
October 29
"King's Vision of Global Liberation," Crown Forum lecture, Martin Luther King, Jr., International Chapel, Morehouse College, Atlanta
October 13
"King's Global Significance," First Iconium Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia
September 10
Keynote address, Graduate Association for African-American History Annual Meeting, University of Memphis
July 18
"King's Journey to Gandhian Nonviolence," Ahimsa Gandhi-King Conference, Pamona, Ca.
July 1-8
"Bringing King to the World" Stanford Sierra Camp Lecture Series
May 26 Alphonse Fletcher Sr. Fellowship Public Lecture, Center for Advance Study in the Behavior Sciences at Stanford University
March 26 "The Significance of Obama's Inauguration," OAH Annual Meeting, Seattle, Wa.
February 20
"King and Gandhi: The Enduring Legacy," Ahmedabad.
February 19
"Gandhi and King: Their Message Today," YMCA, Mumbai
February 17
"The Living Dream:  Carrying Forward the Legacy of Gandhi and King," The American Center, New Dehli
February 14
"Towards a Harmonious World Order," International Seminar on the Centenary of Hind Swaraj, New Dehli
January 19
"The Dream Realized:  Where Do We Go From Here?" A Panel by Morehouse College, The Historic Willard InterContinental Hotel, Washington, D. C.
January 17 "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Global Liberty" Realizing the Dream Southern Christian Leadership Conference Legacy Banquet, University of Alabama
2008 September 17 "Influence of Gandhi on the African-American Freedom Struggle" Department of Politics & Public Administration, University of Madras, Chennai

September 16 "Influence of Gandhi on the U.S. Civil Rights Movement," Gandhi Memorial Museum, Madurai
September 16 "Influence of Gandhi on the African-American Freedom Struggle" Department of Modern History, Madurai Kamaraj University
September 15 "Influence of Gandhi on the U.S. Civil Rights Movement," Centre for Contemporary Studies, Chennai
September 12 "Influence of Gandhi on the African-American Freedom Struggle" Gujarat Vidyapith University
September 3 "Influence of Gandhi on the African-American Freedom Struggle" Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
August 29 "Influence of Gandhi on the African-American Freedom Struggle" The American Centre, New Delhi
May 17 Graduate Commencement Address, Niagara University
  April 22 "The King We Hardly Knew," The Ohio State University, Mansfield, Ohio
  April 17 "Gandhi and King," Keynote address for Conference on Global Legacies of Nonviolence, Oakton Community College, Skokie, Illinois
  April 11 Participant in “World House: Connecting the Global Community,” Video Conference commemorating 40th Anniversary of assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. [Morehouse College, with University of Florida, Duke University, Stanford University]
  April 5 "Economic Justice and King's Religious Calling," The Aurora Forum, Conference Global Solidarity, Human Rights, and the End of Poverty, Stanford University
  April 1 King assassination anniversary event with Dorothy Cotton and Vincent Harding, Riverside Church, New York
  March 29 "Forty Years Since King: Struggling to End Racism, Sexism, Poverty, and War" (panel) & "King Digital History Project: Using Primary Source Documents in the Classroom" (workshop), Organization of American Historians, Annual Meeting, New York
  February 14 "The King We Hardly Knew," Culture, Spiritual Values and the Pursuit of Excellence in Higher Education, Symposium Celebrating the Inauguration of Robert Michael Franklin, Jr., Morehouse College, Atlanta
  February 5 "The Legacy of Martin Luther King," Brentwood School, Los Angeles
  January 21 "With Liberty and Justice for All" Annual Symposium, The Henry Ford Museum, Detroit
  January 19 "Of God and Country: A Look at Faith and Social Justice," Conversation with Dr. Robert Franklin, Sponsored by Hands on Atlanta
2007 November 20 "Legacies of Martin Luther King, Jr. " United States Public Diplomacy Center, Brussels, Belgium
  November 16 "King’s non-violence and his vision for the 'beloved community'," with Mark Gonnerman, de boskant RK Spiritueel Centrum, the Hague, the Netherlands
  November 1

"The Legacies of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel," Honoring Heschel at 100: An International Conference, Center for Jewish Studies, Baylor University, Waco, Texas

  October 19 Conference on the 40th Anniversary of the March on the Pentagon and Norman Mailer's The Armies of the Night, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  October 16 Keynote address, Fortieth Anniversary Celebration of King's Speech to Sacramento State, California State University, Sacramento
  October 12 Stanford Reunion Homecoming, Classes without Quizzes, "Passages of Martin Luther King" in China
  September 26 Convocation Speaker, KIPP: King Collegiate School, San Lorenzo, California
  June 18 China Foreign Affairs University, Beijing
  June 15 "Religion and Literature in the Life of King," School of Liberal Arts, Renmin (Peoples) University, Beijing
  June 14 History Department, Peking University, Beijing
  March 29 "Leadership in Black Higher Education," Benjamin E. Mays Lecture for 1st Annual Presidents Day at Morehouse College, Atlanta
  May 24 "King: The Man and the Myth," Centre d’études nord-américaines (CENA), Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
  May 15 "King and the Global Struggle for Peace with Social Justice," CENA, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
  May 9 "Was King a Christian," CENA, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
  May 8 "King and Global Struggle for Peace with Social Justice," Universiteit Leiden, Leiden, the Netherlands
  May 3 "King and Modern African-American Freedom Struggle," CENA, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
  February 23 "King's Social Gospel & Struggle for Justice," Parent's Weekend at Stanford
  February 21 Women's Club of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, California
  February 20 "The King We Hardly Knew," Bowie State University, Bowie, Maryland
  February 19 "The King We Hardly Knew," Humanities Center, DePaul University, Chicago
  February 1 "The King We Hardly Knew," Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana
  January 31 "Martin Luther King, Jr., and His Legacy," Washington University in St. Louis
  January 15 Keynote, Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday Celebration, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
  January 11 "Martin Luther King, Jr., and His Legacy," North Carolina State University, Raleigh
2006 July 26 "King in Chicago: Reflections on the Movement," Fulfilling the Dream: 40th Anniversary Commenoration of the Chicago Freedom Movement, Harold Washington Cultural Center, Chicago
  July 8 "Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Global Liberation Movement," Official Opening Conference of the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation: The Names on the Wall - the Individual, Power and Change, Hull, England
  June 7 "The King Institute and the Future of the King Legacy," Stanford Alumni Club of Atlanta
  April 4 "Affirmative Action in the U. S.," Universités à Sciences Po, Paris
  March 31 "Affirmative Action in the U. S.," Université François Rabelais, Tours, France
  March 30 Round table discussion, conference on Equal Opportunity and Diversity Promotion, sponsored by French-American Foundation and Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales de l'Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, Paris
  March 29 "Affirmative Action in the U. S.," Université D'Orléans, France
  March 27 "Affirmative Action in the U.S." to invited French audience, U.S. Embassy in Paris
  March 19 Keynote, Eightieth Anniversary Celebration of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, San Mateo Branch, California
  March 18 Lecture/discussion, "The Social Aspects of Theatre and the Theatricality of Society," Theatre Research Institute, Peking University, Beijing, China
  March 17 To graduate students of College of Liberal Arts, Shanghai University, Shanghai
  March 16 Seminar for academics, artists, journalists and government officials at American Center for Educational Exchange, Jingguang Center, Beijing
    Online serminar/discussion, web portal, Beijing
  March 15 Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr's Dream, American Center for Educational Exchange, Jingguang Center, Beijing
  March 3 "The King Research and Education Institute: Teaching with Primary Sources," California Council for the Social Studies, 45th Annual Conference, San Diego
  February 22 W. E. B. Du Bois Annual Lecture, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  January 18 Keynote, King Commemorative Program, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  January 17 Keynote, King Commemorative Program, National Institutes of Health, Washington, DC
  January 16 Keynote, "Leader, Scholar, Theologian: The Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.," Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, Center for Civic Leadership, The Belo Mansion, Dallas
2005 November 3 Symposium on Protesting Prejudice after the Holocaust: The American Experience. Roundtable on Civil Rights Activism as a Legacy of the Holocast, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC
October 1 Sesquicentennial Symposium on Race, Repression, & Reconciliation, Berea College, Kentucky
June 21 Graduate School, Beijing International Studies University, China
    Xicheng District Library, Beijing, China
  June 20 Beijing Oriental School, Beijing
    Department of History, Peking University, Beijing
April 22 Keynote, Collegium for African American Research, Université François Rabelais, Tours, France
  April 14 Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecture, Edinboro University, Pennsylvania
  March 28 Black Leadership Forum & C-SPAN, "What Would Our Ancestors Think of Us?" at National Press Club, Washington, D. C.
February 24 Western Addition Library, San Francisco
February 7 "The Contested Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.," Commonwealth Club of San Francisco
February 2 Fourth Malcolm X Festival, University of Nebraska, Omaha
January 21 New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
  January 19 California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
  January 18 Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
  January 14 King Holiday Celebration, Tresidder Union, Stanford University
  January 12 Menlo School, Menlo Park, California
2004 December 8 Celebration for Emma Goldman Papers Project, International House, University of California, Berkeley
November 13 Teaching American History Project symposium on Brown v. Board of Education, University of Nevada, Reno
October 10 Landestagung des Internationalen Versöhnungsbendes, Landesgruppe-Baden-Vürttemberg, Karlsruhe, Germany
October 9 Der Black Box, Kulturzentrum Gasteig, München
October 8 Frankfurt Buchmesse and The English Theatre Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main
  October 7 Frankfurt Buchmesse 2004
  October 6 Deutsch-Amerikanishes Institut, Heidelberg
October 5 Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Dresden
October 4 Martin-Luther-King Zentrum, Verdau
  October 1 Archiv Aktiv, Hamburg
September 30 John F. Kennedy Institute, Free University of Berlin




January 20

Interview with Amir Payam, On the 150th Anniversary of the Ban on Slavery in America



August 26

Radio interview with Michael Eric Dyson, On the King Memorial

August 22
Radio interview with CNN, Memorial to Martin Luther King, Jr., Opening on National Mall

March 24
Radio interview with NISA'A FM (women's) radio, Ramallah, West Bank
March 21
Radio interview with Cool FM, Ramallah, West Bank
Radio documentary for Say in Loud -- Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity, American Public Media
2010 September 2 "Theodore Parker and the 'Moral Universe'," National Public Radio, "All Things Considered"
August 26
"Rallies and Counter-Rallies Compete for King's Legacy," National Public Radio, "Talk of the Nation"
April 30 "Dorothy Height (1912-2010): Civil Rights Leader Remembered for Lifelong Activism, Democracy Now
April 15 "Remembering 50 Years of SNCC," National Public Radio, "Talk of the Nation"
April 14 "Don't Mourn Organize: The Lost Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.," Building Bridges National Edition
April 13 "The Civil Rights Revolution Remembered: SNCC 50 Years Later," Voices From the Frontline, KPFK 
March 31 Tavis Smiley Reports--MLK: A Call to Conscience
February 24  "Nonviolent Activism," Palestinian Satellite Corporation (PSC) Television Statation, Palestine
2009 September 13 "American Experience: God in America" PBS
January Journeys of Reconciliation Project
January 19 Soledad O'Brien Inauguration Eve Special, CNN
Michael Krasny Forum, KQED San Francisco
2008 December 19 "The King Papers Project: An Interview with Clayborne Carson," by Christopher Phelps, in Chronicle of Higher Education

August 14 The Nazi Olympics: African-American Athletes, the Holocaust Museum

April 9 "King's Last March," American RadioWorks, American Public Media
  April 3 "The Tavis Smiley Show," Public Radio International, recorded at Bishop Charles Mason Temple Church, Memphis
  March 29 "Profiles of Excellence," KGO-TV, San Francisco
  February 26 Interview met Prof. Carson, Samensteller van 'The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. '
  January 21 "Forum with Michael Krasny," KQED, San Francisco
    "Paul W. Smith Show," WJR Radio, Detroit
  January 18 The King Papers Project: An Interview with Clayborne Carson, The Chronicle of Higher Education
  January 15 "News and Notes," NPR
2007 September 12 "Clay Carson on the Chinese Production of Passages of Martin Luther King," Stanford Report
  June 23 "All Things Considered," NPR
  February 12 "The Tavis Smiley Show"
  January 19 "The Michael Eric Dyson Show"
  January 15 "Morning Edition," NPR
  January 15 "The Tavis Smiley Show"
  January 2 "Interfaith Voices" (Public Radio)
2006 October 9 "Talk of the Nation," NPR
  January 31 "Morning Edition," NPR
  January 16 "The Tavis Smiley Show"
2005 December 5 "Morning Edition" NPR
  October 25 "News and Notes," NPR
  August 02 "Talk of the Nation" NPR
  January 16 "All Things Considered," NPR
2004 January 19 "Fresh Air," NPR
2002 January 2 "Morning Edition" NPR
2001 November "The March on Washington," on The Most, History Channel
  January 15 "Fresh Air," NPR


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