The Papers of Martin Luther King Jr.: Illuminating and Preserving King’s Legacy

Saturday, January 6, 2018: 8:50 AM
Diplomat Ballroom (Omni Shoreham)
Tenisha Armstrong, Martin Luther King Jr. Papers Project, Stanford University
Founded in 1985 by Coretta Scott King, the Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers Project’s principal mission is to publish a fourteen-volume definitive edition of King’s most historically significant sermons, speeches, correspondence, and unpublished manuscripts. Since the publication of Volume I in 1992, the King Papers Project has helped scholars develop nuanced and complex interpretations of King and his influence on global civil rights movements. Each of the seven published volumes include previously unpublished King-authored documents, making The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr., a vital resource for civil rights scholars. Over the last ten years, the Project has embarked on a quest to share an even larger portion of its King-related resources with the public by including the volumes and other King-related documents on its website.