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Jan 30 2017
On January 17 2017, the city of East Palo Alto awarded Dr. Clayborne Carson, King Institute Director and Stanford’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Centennial Professor of History, with a Proclamation in recognition for his contributions to the nation. Dr. Carson has dedicated his life to studying the life...
Jan 22 2017 | Posted In: Clayborne Carson, King Institute
A professor of history at Stanford University, Carson served as keynote speaker for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Birthday Dinner, sponsored by the Charles E. Brown African American Cultural Center at Indiana State University. The dinner was attended by about 330 persons Friday...
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...

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