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Participants in the conference pose with Dr. Clayborne Carson outside the venue. Bottom row, left to right: Clayborne Carson, Maria Varela, Greisa Martinez, Mary King, Todd Davies Upper row, left to right: Charles Taylor, Austin Belali, Maria Stephan, Jamila Raqib, David Hartsough.
May 11 2016 | Posted In: Clayborne Carson, King Institute
The Peace+Justice Studies Initiative (PJSI) at Stanford, in collaboration with the King Institute, recently held the conference "Ways to Justice: Perspectives on Nonviolence, Civil Resistance, and Self Defense" on May 6-8. The conference brought together prominent scholars and activists who shared...
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.

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