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Aug 16 2018 | Posted In: King Institute
Aretha Franklin, widely recognized as the “Queen of Soul,” died at her home in Detroit today. The official cause of death was advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type. She was 76. Born on Memphis on 25 March 1942, Franklin moved at the age of four to Detroit, where her father, the Rev...
Aug 11 2018 | Posted In: Clayborne Carson, King Institute
Dorothy Cotton: A Life Well Lived from Clayborne Carson on Vimeo.
Jun 13 2018 | Posted In: King Institute, King Papers, Volumes, Volume VII
The Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers Project at Stanford University was awarded a National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) grant in the amount of $200,000 for the continuation of its work on Volumes 8 and 9, as well as the digital edition of The Papers of Martin Luther King,...
Jun 11 2018 | Posted In: Clayborne Carson, King Institute
Dorothy Foreman Cotton, a prominent veteran leader in the human rights movement and a frequent visitor to the King Institute, passed away on June 10th, 2018 in her home at Ithaca, New York. Throughout the 1960s, Cotton was the highest-ranking female member in the Southern Christian Leadership...
Jun 11 2018 | Dorothy Cotton's Life of Service Leaves Lasting Legacy | Posted In: Clayborne Carson, King Institute
After a period of declining health, Dorothy died at her home on June 10, 2018. She was the highest ranking woman in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), directing the group's Citizenship Education Program (CEP) during the heyday of the Southern civil rights struggle. She earned a...

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