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Jan 11 2017 | Posted In: King Institute
Civil rights activist and former director of the Southern Regional Council, Leslie Wallace Dunbar, passed away in New Orleans on Wednesday, 4 January 2017. He was 95 years old. Born the youngest of 10 siblings in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, Dunbar moved with his family to Baltimore to escape...
Jan 11 2017 | Posted In: King Institute
Former CORE chairman and black separatist Roy Innis passed away in Manhattan on Sunday, 8 January 2017, due to complications of Parkinson’s disease. He was 82. Born in 1934 to Alexander and Georgianna Thomas Innis in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Roy Emile Alfredo Innis lost his father by the age...
Aug 11 2016 | Posted In: King Institute
At the end of July, high school students from the East Bay schools joined our curriculum specialist, Risha Krishna, for a three-day workshop session at the King Institute. These workshops are designed to help students develop focus questions while engaging with primary source documents, many of...
Dr. Carson with historian Sara Evans and Terrence Roberts, one of the Little Rock 9, at the Opening Roundtable. All three are sitting down, Dr. Carson in the middle, Evans to his right, Roberts to his left. Dr. Carson is speaking and has his hands raised in the air to make a point.
May 31 2016 | Posted In: Clayborne Carson, King Institute
On May 19, 2016, Dr. Clayborne Carson traveled to Washington, D.C. for “The Future of the African American Past” conference. The directors of the newly constructed National Museum of African American History & Culture held the conference as an opportunity for historians to share research and...
Dr. Carson with filmmaker Judy Richardson at British Academy conference on Civil Rights Documentary Cinema and the 1960s. Richardson stands to Dr. Carson's left. They are standing in front of a plaque that reads "British Academy." Both are smiling.
May 31 2016 | Posted In: Clayborne Carson, King Institute
On May 24 to 26, 2016, Dr. Clayborne Carson served as a speaker for the “Civil Rights Documentary Cinema and the 1960s: Transatlantic Conversations on History, Race and Rights” conference held at the British Academy in London. This conference—held in memory of American social activist, politician...

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