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Scholar, Author & Civil Rights Historian

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Selected in 1985 by the late Mrs. Coretta Scott King to edit and publish the papers of her late husband, Stanford University historian Clayborne Carson has devoted most his professional life to the study of Martin Luther King Jr. and the movements King inspired. Under his direction, the King Papers Project has produced six volumes of a definitive, comprehensive edition of speeches, sermons, correspondence, publications, and unpublished writings. Dr. Carson has also edited numerous other books based on King's papers. In 2005 the King Papers Project became part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University, with Dr. Carson serving as the Institute's founding director.

A member of Stanford's Department of History since receiving his doctorate from UCLA in 1975, Carson has also served as visiting professor or visiting fellow at American University, the University of California-Berkeley, Duke University, Emory University, Harvard University, the Center for the Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, the L'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, and at Morehouse College in Atlanta, where during 2009 he was Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Professor and Executive Director of that institution's King Collection.

Dr. Carson's extensive writings reflect not only his research about King but also his undergraduate civil rights and antiwar activism, which led him to appreciate the importance of grassroots political activity as well as visionary leadership in the African American freedom struggle. His first book, In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s, published in 1981, remains the definitive history of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the most dynamic and innovative civil rights organization. In Struggle won the Organization of American Historians' Frederick Jackson Turner Award. His other publications include Malcolm X: The FBI File. He is co-author of African American Lives: The Struggle for Freedom, a comprehensive survey of African American history.

In addition to The Papers of Martin Luther King Jr., Carson's other works based on the papers include The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr., compiled from the King's autobiographical writings, A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. and A Call to Conscience: The Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In addition to his books and scholarly writings publications, Dr. Carson has devoted considerable attention to bringing his research and King's ideas to broader public attention. Dr. Carson was a senior historical advisor for a 14-part award-winning public television series on the Civil Rights Movement entitled Eyes on the Prize and co-edited the Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader. In addition, he served as historical advisor for Freedom on My Mind, which was nominated for an Oscar in 1995, as well as for Chicano!, Blacks and Jews, Citizen King, Negroes with Guns: Rob Williams and Black Power (2005), and Have You Heard from Johannesburg?, a multipart documentary about the international campaign against apartheid in South Africa. The Liberation Curriculum initiative that Dr. Carson conceived has become a major source of educational materials about King and the ongoing struggles to achieve peace with social justice, and the King Institute's enormously popular website, kinginstitute.info, reaches a diverse global audience.

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Martin's Dream: My Journey and the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin's Dream: My Journey and the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Malcolm X: The FBI File

Malcolm X: The FBI File

The Struggle for Freedom: A History of African Americans, Concise Edition, Combined Volume (Penguin Academic Series) (2nd Edition)

The Struggle for Freedom: A History of African Americans, Concise Edition, Combined Volume (Penguin Academic Series) (2nd Edition)

Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story (King Legacy) [Paperback] [2010] (Author) Martin Luther King, Clayborne Carson

Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story (King Legacy) [Paperback] [2010] (Author) Martin Luther King, Clayborne Carson

A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

African American Lives: The Struggle for Freedom, Combined Volume

African American Lives: The Struggle for Freedom, Combined Volume

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  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Malcolm X: The Man & The Myth

  • The Remaking of the Black Identity in the 21st Century

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Clayborne Carson

Scholar, Author & Civil Rights Historian

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Clayborne Carson Biography

Selected in 1985 by the late Mrs. Coretta Scott King to edit and publish the papers of her late husband, Stanford University historian Clayborne Carson has devoted most his professional life to the study of Martin Luther King Jr. and the movements King inspired. Under his direction, the King Papers Project has produced six volumes of a definitive, comprehensive edition of speeches, sermons, correspondence, publications, and unpublished writings. Dr. Carson has also edited numerous other books based on King's papers. In 2005 the King Papers Project became part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University, with Dr. Carson serving as the Institute's founding director.

A member of Stanford's Department of History since receiving his doctorate from UCLA in 1975, Carson has also served as visiting professor or visiting fellow at American University, the University of California-Berkeley, Duke University, Emory University, Harvard University, the Center for the Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, the L'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, and at Morehouse College in Atlanta, where during 2009 he was Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Professor and Executive Director of that institution's King Collection.

Dr. Carson's extensive writings reflect not only his research about King but also his undergraduate civil rights and antiwar activism, which led him to appreciate the importance of grassroots political activity as well as visionary leadership in the African American freedom struggle. His first book, In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s, published in 1981, remains the definitive history of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the most dynamic and innovative civil rights organization. In Struggle won the Organization of American Historians' Frederick Jackson Turner Award. His other publications include Malcolm X: The FBI File. He is co-author of African American Lives: The Struggle for Freedom, a comprehensive survey of African American history.

In addition to The Papers of Martin Luther King Jr., Carson's other works based on the papers include The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr., compiled from the King's autobiographical writings, A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. and A Call to Conscience: The Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In addition to his books and scholarly writings publications, Dr. Carson has devoted considerable attention to bringing his research and King's ideas to broader public attention. Dr. Carson was a senior historical advisor for a 14-part award-winning public television series on the Civil Rights Movement entitled Eyes on the Prize and co-edited the Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader. In addition, he served as historical advisor for Freedom on My Mind, which was nominated for an Oscar in 1995, as well as for Chicano!, Blacks and Jews, Citizen King, Negroes with Guns: Rob Williams and Black Power (2005), and Have You Heard from Johannesburg?, a multipart documentary about the international campaign against apartheid in South Africa. The Liberation Curriculum initiative that Dr. Carson conceived has become a major source of educational materials about King and the ongoing struggles to achieve peace with social justice, and the King Institute's enormously popular website, kinginstitute.info, reaches a diverse global audience.

Clayborne Carson Videos

  • Clayborne Carson - Martin Luther King Jr.: The Inner Life and Global ...
    Jun 22, 2018 ... An OAH Lecture by Clayborne Carson, Centennial Professor of History and founding director of the King Research and Education...
  • Clayborne Carson on the "I Have a Dream" speech
    Clayborne Carson discusses what he expected from Martin Luther King's speech and how the famous orator lived up to his legend.
  • "Other than moral power, we had no resources"
    A 19-year-old student at the time he attended the March, Carson says that it has become the centerpiece of his life.

Clayborne Carson Books

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Clayborne Carson Speaking Topics

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Malcolm X: The Man & The Myth

  • The Remaking of the Black Identity in the 21st Century

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  • How to book Clayborne Carson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Clayborne Carson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Clayborne Carson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Clayborne Carson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Clayborne Carson?

    Booking fees for Clayborne Carson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Clayborne Carson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Clayborne Carson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Clayborne Carson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Clayborne Carson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Clayborne Carson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Clayborne Carson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Clayborne Carson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Clayborne Carson for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Clayborne Carson generally travels from Stanford, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ilyasah Shabazz, Bobby Seale, Nikki Giovanni, Bakari Sellers and Julianne Malveaux. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Clayborne Carson for an upcoming event.

Clayborne Carson Speaker Videos

  • Clayborne Carson - Martin Luther King Jr.: The Inner Life and Global ...
    Jun 22, 2018 ... An OAH Lecture by Clayborne Carson, Centennial Professor of History and founding director of the King Research and Education Institute, ...
    Clayborne Carson on the "I Have a Dream" speech
    Clayborne Carson discusses what he expected from Martin Luther King's speech and how the famous orator lived up to his legend.
  • "Other than moral power, we had no resources"
    A 19-year-old student at the time he attended the March, Carson says that it has become the centerpiece of his life.
    TEDxSiliconValley - Dr. Clayborne Carson
    Professor Carson recounts how his life became intertwined with the studies of Martin Luther King. He compares grassroots organizations with Martin Luther Kings top-down leadership. Prof. Carson also...

Clayborne Carson Speaking Topics

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Malcolm X: The Man & The Myth

  • The Remaking of the Black Identity in the 21st Century

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