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Aug 11 2020 | Posted In: King Institute
Matt Herron, an activist, acclaimed photojournalist of the civil rights movement, and friend of the King Institute, passed away on 7 August. Born in 1931, Herron earned a B.A. in English at Princeton University and was a conscientious objector during the Korean War, when he first gained experience...
Aug 4 2020 | Posted In: Clayborne Carson, Liberation Curriculum
After violating the court injunction against protests, Martin Luther King, Jr., was arrested and jailed on 12 March 1963. While in jail, King composed a response to Birmingham's white clergymen's criticism of the protests.
Jul 27 2020 | Posted In: Clayborne Carson, Liberation Curriculum
It is the winter of 1962. Martin Luther King, Jr., decided to join the local activists and the movement leader Reverend Fred L.
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.