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As editor of The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. Clayborne Carson, with the assistance of his staff at Stanford's Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute, had access to a variety of documents relating to all aspects of Dr. King's life and career. The encyclopedia provides readers with over 280 entries that offer fresh and engaging insights into Dr. King and the civil rights movement. From their unique familiarity with these materials, they have compiled an encyclopedia offering a fresh and exciting look at the work of Dr. King and the course of the civil rights movement. Alphabetically arranged, each entry concludes with a list of sources, both primary and secondary, upon which it is based. The entries cover all facets of Dr. King's life and career, including the following members of his family: ; his wife, Coretta Scott King ; his father, Martin Luther King, Sr. ; his mother, Alberta Williams King ; his brother, Alfred Daniel Williams King ; and all four of his children His many friends and associates in the movement: ; Ralph David Abernathy ; Maya Angelou ; Sammy Davis Jr. ; Medgar Evers ; Dick Gregory ; Benjamin Hooks ; James Meredith ; Andrew Young His campaigns and marches: ; Birmingham Campaign ; Chicago Campaign ; March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom ; Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike ; Mongomery Bus Boycott ; Operation Breadbasket And the many organizations he led or interacted with: ; Congress of Racial Equality ; Montgomery Improvement Association ; National Conference on Religion and Race ; Southern Christian Leadership Conference ; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
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"This volume, which demonstrates the interconnected nature of King's associations, ideas, and activities, provides a collection that will stimulate reader's interest while providing opportunities for further inquiry. The authors, led by Clayborne Carson, head of the Martin Luther King Papers Project, draw heavily on primary source docutments related to King and the movement he inspired. Some of the categories for inclusion in this volume include King's theological and political sources of influence, other African-American leaders, members of King's family, as well as celebrities who supported protest campaigns and political allies and opponents. . . . The narrative introduction includes a general overview of King's life, follwoed by a chronology of the most significant events in King's civil rights career. A helpful topical index, an extensive bibliography and general index conclude the volume. Highly recommended for high school, university and public libraries." - Doug's Student Reference Room "This comprehensive alphabetical encyclopedia provides information on the people, places, organizations, and events that played a part in his life and times. Every article is cross-referenced, with entries explored in more depth eleswhere printed in bold type. For the researcher who requires more information or original or primary sources, source notes are included for each entry as well. There is also a related topics table, a sort of study guide, leading the researcher directly to such subjects as court cases and intellectual influences. This volume would be an excellent addition to reference collections on the civil rights movement or African-American history. Index. Recommended." - Library Media Connection "[T]he staff that is editing King's papers has produced an encyclopedia to guide students and scholars through all aspects of his life and work. . . . [H]elpful features include a brief introduction to King's career, a detailed chronology of his life, an extensive bibliography, and a topical index. Each entry incorporates abundant cross-references and a guide to source material. This well-edited work will be a valuable aid to anyone seeking an in-depth understanding of King's life." - MultiCultural Review "As editors of his personal papers on staff at the King Research and Education institute, Clayborne Carson and his colleagues have studied King's life at a level of detail matched by few others. Their guide begins with an overview of King's career and a brief chronology of his life. The 285 entries of the encyclopedia describe his relationships with family members, teachers, clerical colleaguues, civil rights activists, personal associates, politicians, labor leaders, and critics. . . . [T]his excellent guide is highly recommended for high school, public, and academic libraries." - Lawrence Looks at Books "These 285 alphabetically arranged entries provide information about people, legal actions, laws, political and civil rights groups, and events that are related to King's life and work. . . . The cross-referenced, objective text is generally well written, and is followed by an extensive bibliography and a comprehensive index." - School Library Journal "There are many biographical works about the African American experience and this volume would be a good contribution to this area of research." - ARBA Online "[O]ffers scholars, students, and interested non-specialists more than 280 alphabetical entries on his life and the civil rights movement in general." - Library Media Connection "Given the significance of Martin Luther King Jr. in shaping modern America, it is surprising that there has not been a reference work devoted to his life and work. This single-volume encyclopedia helps fill that gap. The 285 essays chronicle Martin Luther King Jr.'s relationships with family members, civil rights activists, politicians, and opponents. Also receiving attenti
Clayborne Carson is professor of history at Stanford University, where he is also founding director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute. His publications include In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s (1981), which won the OAH's Frederick Jackson Terner Award, and Malcolm X: The FBI File (1991). He also served as senior advisor for the award-winning PBS series on the civil rights movement, Eyes on the Prize, and co-edited the Eyes on the Prize Reader (1991). In 1985, Coretta Scott King invited him to direct a long-term project to edit and publish The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. In addition to these volumes, Dr. Carson has written or co-edited numerous other works based on the papers, including A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. (1998) and The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1998), compiled from King's autobiographical writings. Tenisha Armstrong is associate director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers Project. She holds an MA from Stanford University. A former King Summer Research Fellow, she joined the King Institute staff in 1998, and was the lead editor of Volume V: Threshold of a New Decade, January 1959-December 1960 of the Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. Susan Carson is former managing editor of the King Institute. She holds an MA in Library Science from San Jose State University. She co-edited Volumes III-VI of the Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. Carson retired in 2007. Erin Cook is former associate director of the King Institute's Liberation Curriculum Initiative. She served as a teaching assistant for Professor Clayborne Carson's undergraduate course on the African-American freedom struggle and is currently teaching history at an independent high school in California. Susan Englander earned a PhD in U.S. history from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1999 and has been an editor at the Martin Luther Ing, Jr., Papers Project since 2001. She is the lead editor on Volume VI: Advocate of the Social Gospel, September 1948-March 1963 of the Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr.