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Andrew Goodman, James Chaney, and Michael Schwerner
Nov 17 2014 | Posted In: King Institute
On 24 November, President Barack Obama will posthumously award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to civil rights workers Andrew Goodman, James Chaney, and Michael Schwerner. Their 1964 murders in Mississippi shocked the nation and galvanized young volunteers determined to secure the right to vote...
Photo of Clarence Jones, Clayborne Carson, and Len Rubinowitz
Oct 28 2014 | Posted In: Clayborne Carson
October 31, Northwestern University King Institute Director Clayborne Carson and Scholar Writer in Residence Clarence Jones participated in the Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy's 8th Annual Symposium, which this year explored the theme "Martin Luther King's Lawyers: From Montgomery to...
Photograph of King standing next to the Berlin Wall
Oct 6 2014 | Posted In: Clayborne Carson, King Institute
King Institute Director Clayborne Carson traveled to Berlin to commemorate the 50th anniversary of King's September 1964 visit to both sides of the Berlin Wall that divided the city. Organized by Berliner Festspiele, "Ein Tag für … Martin Luther King, Jr." took place on Sunday, 5 October 2014. More...
Photo of Dr. Carson sitting with Zambian freedom fighters
Aug 18 2014 | Posted In: Clayborne Carson, King Institute
King Institute director Clayborne Carson traveled to Zambia this month as part of a ten-day tour sponsored by the U. S. State Department to commeorate the 50th anniversary of both Zambia's independence and the passage of landmark American civil rights legislation. On the second day of the tour,...
Photograph of Dr. Vincent Harding
May 20 2014 | Posted In: Clayborne Carson, King Institute
I was greatly saddened to hear today that “the Great Soul, Dr. Vincent Harding, left this world.” He was indeed an invaluable contributor to the African American freedom struggle and was one of the few remaining living links to the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.