Stanford University The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute
About the Papers Project
In 1985, Coretta Scott King asked Stanford historian Clayborne Carson to edit and publish The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. Since then, the King Papers Project has engaged in a broad range of activities illuminating the Nobel Peace laureate's life and the movements he inspired. Read more
King Papers Project News
Clayborne Carson on the passing of Dr. Vincent Harding
May 20, 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our friend and colleague Dr. Vincent Harding (July 25, 1931 – May 19, 2014) image
King Institute Receives Major Audio Archive
July 13, 2010
On June 25, 2010, King Institute Director Clayborne Carson participated in a ceremony in Tours, France, to mark the transfer to the King Institute of a valuable collection of the audio recordings made by French scholar Jean-Claude Boffard.
Announcing Volume VI: Martin Luther King, Jr. questioned issues of faith, new volume reveals
January 08, 2008
As a seminary student and young preacher, Martin Luther King, Jr. challenged the role of the church in preserving segregation and questioned whether the Christian bible was literally true. With the publication of Volume VI, scholars will have a new window into King’s religious beliefs through previously unavailable writings from his early years as a minister.
New King Encyclopedia Released
January 02, 2008
The King Institute publishes The Martin Luther King, Jr., Encyclopedia.
The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. has become the definitive record of the most significant correspondence, sermons, speeches, published writings, and unpublished manuscripts of one of America's most well-known advocates for peace and justice.
A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.
The eleven sermons featured in this collection stand as a profound testament to King's prophetic voice against oppression.
A Call to Conscience: The Landmark Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.
This volume features the landmark speeches of King's career, spanning from the Montgomery bus boycott to his last speech in Memphis.
The Martin Luther King, Jr., Encyclopedia
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Encyclopedia is based on the extensive historical research originally conducted for The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. Unlike other encyclopedias, the King Encyclopedia draws upon the Papers Project's access to vast collections of primary source documents related to King and the movements he inspired.
The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Written in his own words, this historymaking autobiography tells the inspiring life story of the preacher and preeminent leader of a movement that continues to transform America and the world.
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