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Fall 2016


Clayborne Carson has devoted his professional life to the study of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the movements King inspired. Since receiving his doctorate from UCLA in 1975, Dr. Carson has taught at Stanford University, where he is now Martin Luther King, Jr., Centennial Professor of history and Ronnie Lott Founding Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute.

During his undergraduate years at UCLA, Dr. Carson participated in civil rights and antiwar protests, and many of his subsequent writings reflect his experiences by stressing the importance of grassroots political activity within the African-American freedom struggle. A prolific author, Dr. Carson is one of America's foremost authorities on the Nation's civil rights movement. Join us for Dr. Carson's unique respective in this second installment of the 2016 Humanities Forum.

Friday, September 23, 2016, at 3 p.m. in '64 Hall.