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Feb 15 2018 | Posted In: King Institute
African American historian and King Papers Project advisory board member Lerone Bennett, Jr. died this past weekend after struggling with vascular dementia. He was 89 years old. The author of Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America and The Shaping of Black America, Bennett enjoyed a long...
Feb 13 2018 | Posted In: Clayborne Carson, King Institute
When I last saw the Reverend Wyatt Walker in 2012, he was in an assisted-living facility near the home in Chester, Virginia, that he had shared with his wife, Theresa Ann. Accompanied by my King Institute colleague Tenisha Armstrong, I wanted to talk with Walker about our ongoing effort to edit and...
Jan 23 2018 | Posted In: King Institute
Reverend Wyatt Tee Walker passed away today at an assisted living facility in Chester, Virginia. Reverend Al Sharpton, confirming the news, called Walker “one of the greatest social justice and theological minds of our time.” He was “a true giant and irreplaceable leader.”
Aug 15 2017
  On June 29, 2017, Dr. Timothy L. Lake, associate professor of English at Wabash College, visited the King Institute to deliver a seminar named, “Who Loves You More?: Cornel West, Barack Obama and the Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr.”
Jul 26 2017
On the week of July 24, 2017, five rising seniors from Mission San Jose High School interned at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute. Using the Institute’s primary source documents and under the guidance of Institute Director Dr. Clayborne Carson, and Curriculum Support Specialist Risha Krishna,...