Welcome to "American Prophet: The Inner Life and Global Vision of Martin Luther King, Jr."
In this in-depth course, history comes alive as our director Dr. Clayborne Carson reads through historic documents and visits the major landmarks of the African American freedom struggle.
Each episode of the course is centered on a period or an event in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life. Students can analyze primary sources to help interpret King's thoughts, motives, and actions. In order to better situate the experiences and events in King's life, students can then use this online companion to view secondary sources, such as textbook excerpts, lesson plans, and our King Encyclopedia entries. This approach will allow for a more comprehensive understanding of the civil rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s.
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- Basic Intro to Documents
- How to analyze a written document - worksheet
- Major King Events Timeline
- King Encyclopedia
- Clayborne Carson (ed), The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. 2001.
- Clayborne Carson, Emma J. Lapsansky-Werner, Gary B. Nash. The Struggle for Freedom. The Modern Era, Since 1930. Pearson, 2019.