East Bay Students Study Human Rights at King Institute
Students gather for a photo with Professor Clay Carson and Clarence Jones.
At the end of July, high school students from the East Bay schools joined our curriculum specialist, Risha Krishna, for a three-day workshop session at the King Institute. These workshops are designed to help students develop focus questions while engaging with primary source documents, many of which are curated by the King Papers Project.
Over the course of their visit, students had the chance to share their research projects on human rights initiatives during the 1950s and 1960s with Professor Clay Carson as well as hear the inspiring stories of Clarence Jones, Dr. King's attorney and Scholar in Residence at the Institute. They also walked through the Institute's exhibit on Dr. King's life and learned how the Institute was developed to house the King Papers Project through a film produced by our summer intern, Devon.
In addition to creating multi-media presentations, students visited campus Special Collections & University Archives. They worked with library staff reseaching documents and photographs from the civil rights movement.
For information on developing workshops and curriculum around Martin Luther King, Jr., check out our Liberation Curriculum lesson plans.