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Martin Luther King, Jr., Research & Education Institute at Stanford University

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Why are you interested in the Gandhi-King Community?
I've devoted my professional life to the study of King and the movements he inspired. Since receiving my doctorate from UCLA in 1975, I have taught at Stanford, where I am now professor of history and founding director of the King Research and Education Institute.
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At the March on Washington, August 28, 1963

Posted on August 28, 2012 at 9:38pm 0 Comments

      As a nineteen-year-old college student, I saw Martin Luther King, Jr., proclaim his Dream. His oration at the 1963 March on Washington would capture the nation’s attention, and his legacy ultimately became the focus of my career. In the days before the march, however, my view of King and his significance changed when I met Stokely Carmichael, a young activist affiliated with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Stokely made me aware that King was only one element of the…


Meetings with Palestinian Advocates of Nonviolent Resistance - February 23-24, 2010

Posted on March 8, 2010 at 11:30am 4 Comments

(see also Meetings - February 21-22, 2010)

On Tuesday, the second day of my visit, we traveled to the offices of the Palestinian Center for the Dissemination of Democracy and Community Development (PANORAMA) in Ramallah, the city where the Palestinian Authority has its headquarters.…


Meetings with Palestinian Advocates of Nonviolent Resistance - February 21-22, 2010

Posted on March 8, 2010 at 11:30am 1 Comment

On February 21, 2010, I returned to Israel and Palestine for a four-day visit at the invitation of the U. S. Department and the U. S.Consulate in Jerusalem. It was my first trip to the region since 1991 when I had spent most of my time in Israel as part of a delegation of African-American leaders who were sponsored by Project Interchange and the American Jewish Committee. On this visit, my focus was on my discussions with Palestinian… Continue

"King, Obama, and the Great American Dialogue"

Posted on March 6, 2009 at 10:30am 0 Comments

King, Obama, and the Great American Dialogue.pdf Published in AMERICAN HERITAGE, Spring 2009.

Friday 20 February - Ahmadabad

Posted on February 20, 2009 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

After arriving from Mumbai in Ahmadabad, we were greeted by Gandhian scholar Kiran Sethi and her Riverside School students.

Our first stop was the Gujurat Vidyapith University founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920.We were given a tour by Vidyapith students who train and study in “the way of Gandhi” at the University. John Lewis, Harris Wofford, and Martin Luther King III addressed the students. We had a wonderful outdoor buffet lunch preceding the talk which allowed everyone to… Continue

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At 8:07pm on January 29, 2012, Mary Kay Park said…
So far, I like what I see! Thanks for the invitation to join this group!
At 8:01am on January 15, 2012, Anil Nauriya said…

Sorry it is taking me some time getting used to the format of this site. My present purpose was served by using Advanced Search



At 7:56am on January 15, 2012, Anil Nauriya said…

Thank you. My present purpose was served by using Advanced Search.



At 12:18am on January 15, 2012, Anil Nauriya said…

Wonder if there is any way of grouping together the large number of members on the list on the basis of the respective countries where they are based.


At 7:21pm on January 14, 2012, Anil Nauriya said…

Dear Friend

It's a fascinating group you have collected here!

Wishing you a happy and productive New Year.

Anil Nauriya

At 11:59am on July 14, 2011, Sriram Sonty said…

Dear Prof. Carson,

It was very nice meeting you at TANA Santa Clara

It was inspiring and invigorating

Hope to see you soon


At 9:08pm on April 07, 2011, Sister Queen Tate gave Clayborne Carson a gift
At 8:23am on March 20, 2011, Aunty Kamala said…
Dear Clayborne Carson,
We would like to send a copy of our book,
Earth Ethics of M.K. Gandhi with teachings from Holy Mother Amma: an Introduction
to you. If you can please email me your postal address, we will do our best to send it with some people heading your way.
Thanking you,
P. Kamala Willey
At 3:37am on January 16, 2011, Eva said…

Mr. Clayborne,


four of your events I took on my site. I hope you agree?


Warm regards,


At 9:33am on December 5, 2010, Eva said…
Thank you for creating this network Mr.Clayborne.

... and thanks for featuring my profil !

Warm regards from Switzerland,


How to Learn Nonviolent Resistance As King Did

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