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Clayborne Carson

Clayborne CarsonĀ is a professor of History at Stanford University and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute. Selected in 1985 by the late Mrs. Coretta Scott King to edit and publish the papers of her late husband, Carson has devoted most of his professional life to studying 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six volumes of a definitive, comprehensive edition of King's speeches, sermons, correspondence, publications, and unpublished writings. Carson was a senior historical advisor for the fourteen-part, award-winning, public television series on the civil rights movement Eyes on the Prize and co-edited the Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader.