Skip to content Skip to navigation

Lectures and Presentations

YEAR DAY LECTURE/PRESENTATION
2018 April 17 "Coretta, Martin, and Where We Go from Here," Charles S. Grant Memorial Lecture, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont
  April 12 Session participant: "How Should We Remember Martin Luther King Jr.? How Should We Remember Martin Luther King, Jr.? Fifty Years Since Memphis, His Controversial Life, Disputed Legacy, and Unfinished Agenda," Organization of American Historians, Annual Meeting, Sacramento, California
  February 22 "Where Do We Go From Here? The Unfulfilled Dreams of W. E. B. Du Bois and Martin Luther King, Jr.," 2018 DuBois/King Symposium Examining Race Relations and Economic Inequality, Clark Atlanta Center, Atlanta, Georgia
  February 8 "Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Inner Life and Global Vision," Organization of American Historians, Distinguished Lecture Program, George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon
  February 1 "Where Do We Go From Here? King's Answered Question," California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, California
2017 December 7 Conversation About the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi and the Nation, hosted by Prof. Ralph Eubanks, Opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Jackson, Mississippi 
  November 3 Panel on History of PBS Documentaries, Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Signing of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, James Madison Memorial Building, Washington, D. C.
  April 6 "King's Riverside Church Speech on War in Vietnam," West Valley College, Saratoga, California
  April 4 Discussion with Tavis Smiley and Clarence Jones About King's Riverside Church Speech on War in Vietnam, Stanford University
  February 28 Brigham Young University Forum Lecture, Provo, Utah
  February 3 Lecture at Anthem, Inc., Los Angeles
  January 9 "Bringing King to the World," St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, Florida
2016 September 30 "Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Social Gospel," Symposium on Black Religion, Materiality, and the Atlantic World, San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo, California
  September 23 "The Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.," The Humanities Forum, Inaugural Lecture in the Rev. Robert A. Morris Speaker Series, Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island
  May 24-25 Panelist, Conference on Civil Rights Documentary Cinema and the 1960s: Transatlantic Conversations on History, Race, and Rights, British Academy, London, England
  May 19 Future of the African American Past, Opening Roundtable for Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC
  May 6-8 Conference on Ways to Justice: Perspectives on Nonviolence, Civil Resistance, and Self Defense, Stanford
  February 9 Keynote Address, "Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Ongoing Struggle for Freedom," King/Gunnar Myrdal Lecture, California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA
  January 14 Keynote Address, Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Lecture, Burns and McDonnell, Kansas City, Missouri 
2015 December 9 Keynote address, 3rd Annual Dorothy Cotton Institute Gala and Dinner in celebration of International Human Rights Day, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY 
 
  November 15

Keynote Discussion with Alicia Garza, "Black Lives Matter: Past, Present, & Future," Howard Zinn Book Fair, City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA [News Article]

  November 7

Lecture, Barbara Lee and Elihu Lecture Series: "The Future of Nonviolence in America," Allen Temple Baptist Church, Oakland, CA [News Article]

  October 30 Liberation Curriculum Teacher Workshop, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  October 22 Lecture, "Dr. King and the Continuing Freedom Struggle,"American Church in Paris, Paris, France
  October 21 Presentation, "Evenings with an Author: Clayborne Carson,"American Library, Paris, France
  October 19 Lecture, "Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Continuing Freedom Struggle," American University in Paris, Paris, France
  October 16

Lecture, International School at Nantes, Nantes, France

Presentation, Ecole Centrale Nantes, Nante, Frances

  October 14 Lecture, "Dr. King and the Continuing Freedom Struggle,"University of Paris, Paris, France
  October 12 Lecture, American School of Paris, Paris, France
  October 6 Lecture, University of Avignon, Avignon, France
  September 20 Co-lead Captain, "My Brother's Keeper" Workshop, Oakland, California
  August 14 Speaker, Rabbi Michael Robinson's Memorial Lecture, Santa Rosa, California
  May 30 Commencement Address, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah
  April 11

Lecture on the Little Rock Nine, Oakland Marriot City Center, Oakland, California

Civil Rights Veterans Conference, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

  April 7 Presentation, on Dr. Carson’s research, BIOS (Biography: Interrogations, Observations, Studies) a Geballe Research Workshop, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  March 19 Presentation, "Grassroots Activism: Leveling the Field for Citizen Participation in Democratic Societies," University of the West Indies Western Campus, Kingston, Jamaica
  March 18 Media Roundtable with senior journalists, “Promoting Equality and Social Justice,” University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica
  March 17

Forum with undergraduates of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts,  "Passages of Martin Luther King," State Department Program, “Social Justice and Democratic States," Kingston, Jamaica

Forum with undergraduates of the University of the West Indies,  "MLK, Jr. as a change maker: The relevance of Civil Rights in 21st Century Democratic Societies," State Department Program, “Social Justice and Democratic States," Kingston, Jamaica

  March 4 Panelist, Panel on Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech, Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C. -- [Video Link]
  February 26 Keynote, "Civil Rights: Charter Schools & Teacher Unions," Boston, Massachsetts
  February 24 Speaker, "Dr. Carson and Mission Brazil on MLK -- Inspiration & Legacy," State Department Virtual Speaker Program
  February 19 Keynote, Black History Month Lunchtime Program, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Palo Alto, California
  February 13 Presentation, annual Black History Month Celebration, Apple Offices in Palo Alto and streamed to Apple campuses in Sacremento, California and Austin, Texas
  February 5 Screening and discussion of Al Helm, Indiana Center for Middle East Peace, Fort Wayne, Indiana 

 

January 29 Lecture at Albuquerque Academy, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  January 20

King Holiday CelebrationSanta Clara Law Center for Social Justice and Public Interest

  January 19

Keynote, 35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Luncheon of the African American Community Service Agency, San Jose

Keynote, City of Hayward, California, 29th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday celebration

  January 12 Discussion with former King associate Bernard Lafayette (moderated by CEO Travis Kalanick) to Uber employees, San Francisco
  January 11 20th annual Motherlode MLK, Jr. Committee King Holiday event, Sonora, California
2014 October 31 "Remarks on Martin Luther King's Lawyers," Northwestern University Law School, Evanston, Illinois
  September 26 Plenary Session, “Labor and the Civil Rights Movement," annual meeting of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History,  Memphis
  August 28 https://wagingnonviolence.org/feature/a-movement-without-beginning-or-end-a-conversation-with-clayborne-carson/
  August 5 Panel discussion, "Remembering and Learning from Freedom Summer," Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, Palo Alto
  June 26 Screening and discussion of Al Helm, Mississippi Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Conference, Touglaloo College, Jackson, Mississippi
  May 14 "Slavery to Freedom" Lecture series, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
  April 17 Panel discussion, "Mississippi Summer Project 50th Anniversary," Continuing Studies, Stanford
  March 26 Screening and discussion of Al HelmFirst Baptist Church, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
  February 20 Video Conference Lecture, Womble, Caryle, Sandridge & Rice, LLC, Atlanta
  February 5 Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, California
  January 17 "Living the Dream" King Holiday celebration, Topeka, Kansas
  January 11 King Holiday Dinner, Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento 
2013 August 28 Waging Nonviolent: People-Powered News & Analysis
  August 18 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston
  January 23

Martin's Dream,Book talk/signing, Books, Inc., Alameda, California

King Birthday Lecture, Military Personnel Division, Mountain View, California

  January 10

Martin's Dream Book talk/signing, National Archives, Washington, DC

2012 August 10 Panel on "The Civil Rights Movement: Documentary Editors Provide New Perspectives, Association for Documentary Editing Annual Meeting, Charlottesville, Virginia
  April 5 Thurgood Marshall Lecture, Bunche Center, University of California, Los Angeles
  March 22 Distinguished Lecturer, University of Winnipeg,  Manitoba 
  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-Azhar 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, Pomona 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
  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
  March 29 "Leadership in Black Higher Education," Benjamin E. Mays Lecture for 1st Annual Presidents Day at Morehouse College, Atlanta
  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 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, Sina.com 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 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