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Clayborne Carson

Clayborne Carson

Martin Luther King Jr. Centennial Professor of History, Stanford University

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Selected in 1985 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King to edit and publish the papers of her late husband, Stanford University historian Clayborne Carson has devoted most of his professional life to the study of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the movements King inspired.

Under Carson's direction, the King Papers Project has produced seven volumes of a definitive, comprehensive edition of King's speeches, sermons, correspondence, publications, and unpublished writings. Dr. Carson has also edited numerous other books based on King's papers, including The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. In 2005 the King Papers Project became part of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute at Stanford University, with Dr. Carson serving as its founding director.  


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His holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama visits The King Institute, November 5, 2005

King Institute, Cypress Hall D
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-4146

Phone: (650) 723-2092 / 725-8828 / 269-7502