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Bob Fitch at the opening of his photographic archive at Stanford University
May 9 2016 | Posted In: Clayborne Carson, King Institute
After a career distinguished by peripatetic political engagement, photographer Bob Fitch [July 20, 1939-April 29, 2016] died in his sleep at his home in Watsonville, California from complications due to Parkinson's disease.  Bob is best known for his images of social justice movements during the...
Peacock seated in the library at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute
May 2 2016
SNCC veteran Willie B. Wazir Peacock passed away 17 April 2016. He was at home in San Pablo, California. An activist and mentor, Peacock is remembered as a “kind, gentle, ‘salt of the earth’ person.” Born in Charleston, Mississippi, Peacock witnessed “slavery first hand on [the] plantation” where...
Headshot of Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles
Apr 29 2016 | Posted In: King Institute
Reverend Samuel Billy Kyles passed away on Tuesday, 26 April 2016. He was surrounded by friends and family in Memphis, Tennessee. A preacher who worked for justice, Kyles is remembered as a modest, heroic, and loyal man. He was also present when Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. In 1934,...
Clayborne Carson speaks at Freedom Flame Gala Dinner
Mar 19 2016 | Posted In: Clayborne Carson, King Institute
Professor Clayborne Carson traveled to Selma, Alabama, to commemorate the fifty-first anniversary of the March 1965 "Bloody Sunday" voting rights march. He was also honored for his scholarly contributions by the Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee organization at its Freedom Flame Gala Dinner on March 5.
Feb 23 2016 | Posted In: Clayborne Carson, King Institute, Liberation Curriculum
During the Feb. 4, 2016 Stanford Faculty Senate meeting, John Mitchell, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, introduced several initiatives his office is taking to promote online learning on campus. In his presentation, Mitchell cited “American Prophet: The Inner Life and Global Vision of Martin...