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Jul 20 2020 | Posted In: King Institute
John Robert Lewis, the last of the “Big Six” civil rights leaders, chairman of SNCC, and Georgia congressman, passed away on 17 July. Born 21 February 1940 in rural Troy, Alabama, to sharecropper parents, Lewis was first inspired to fight against racial segregation after hearing Martin Luther King...
Jul 17 2020 | Posted In: King Institute
The Reverend Cordy Tindell Vivian, aide to Martin Luther King, Jr., and longtime community organizer, passed away this morning at his Atlanta home at the age of 95.
Jun 29 2020
"Clayborne Carson, director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University, said that 'for a person who was pretty much unknown to the world until just last week, this is unprecedented.' 'This has touched a nerve,' Carson said. 'It’s been building up for all...
Jun 22 2020 | Posted In: Clayborne Carson, King Institute
"Wherever there is a major stimulus for protest, something that outrages many people—for example, an unnecessary war (like all those during my adult life), or in this case, another video of a Black man being killed by police—then there needs to be a way of expressing that outrage, either through...
Jun 22 2020 | Posted In: Clayborne Carson, King Institute
"With so much going on across the country, many fear the message of the protests is getting lost with the looting. Many are hoping the demonstrations lead to change and longtime professor and activist Dr. Clayborne Carson says it needs to happen in society and policing.