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Carson, Clayborne 1944-

Works: 150 works in 520 publications in 1 language and 27,242 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Archives  Pictorial works  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Sermons  Interviews  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Photographer, Other, wpr, Speaker, win, Commentator, Publishing director, Author of introduction
Classifications: E185.97.K5, 323.092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Clayborne Carson
The Eyes on the prize : civil rights reader : documents, speeches, and firsthand accounts from the Black freedom struggle, 1954-1990 by Clayborne Carson( Book )

21 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 1,987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains much of the material that is basic to the U.S. civil rights movement, including speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr. & writings by Malcolm X. A remarkable collection of primary sources on the freedom movement in the United States. An indispensable source for students and teachers who are interested in civil rights in America
The papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King( Book )

22 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 1,920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than two decades after his death, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s ideas - his call for racial equality, his faith in the ultimate triumph of justice, and his insistence on the power of nonviolent struggle to bring about a major transformation of American society - are as vital and timely as ever. The wealth of his writings, both published and unpublished, that constitute his intellectual legacy are now preserved in this authoritative, chronologically arranged, multivolume edition. Faithfully transcribing the texts of his letters, speeches, sermons, student papers, and articles, this edition has no equal." "Volume II begins with King's doctoral work at Boston University and ends with his first year as pastor of the historic Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. It includes papers from his graduate courses and a fully annotated text of his dissertation. There is correspondence with people King knew in his years before graduate school and a transcription of the first known recording of a King sermon. We learn, too, of King's marriage to Coretta Scott." "Accepting the call to serve Dexter, King followed the church's tradition of socially active pastors by becoming involved in voter registration and other issues of social justice. In Montgomery he completed his doctoral work, and he and Coretta Scott began their married life." "King's early papers document the formative experiences of a man whose life and teachings have had a profound influence not only on Americans but on people of all nations."--Jacket
Reporting civil rights( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From A. Philip Randolph's defiant call in 1941 for African Americans to march on Washington to Alice Walker in 1973, Reporting civil rights presents firsthand accounts of the revolutionary events that overthrew segregation in the United States. This two-volume anthology brings together for the first time nearly 200 newspaper and magazine reports and book excerpts, and features 151 writers, including James Baldwin, Robert Penn Warren, David Halberstam, Lillian Smith, Gordon Parks, Murray Kempton, Ted Poston, Claude Sitton, and Anne Moody. A newly researched chronology of the movement, a 32-page insert of rare journalist photographs, and original biographical profiles are included in each volume
In struggle : SNCC and the Black awakening of the 1960s by Clayborne Carson( Book )

35 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With its radical ideology and effective tactics, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was the cutting edge of the civil rights movement during the 1960s. This sympathetic yet even-handed book records for the first time the complete story of SNCC's evolution, of its successes and its difficulties in the ongoing struggle to end white repression. At its birth, SNCC was composed of black college students who shared an ideology of moral radicalism. This ideology, with its emphasis on nonviolence, challenged Southern segregation. SNCC students were the earliest civil rights fighters of the Second Reconstruction. They conducted sit-ins at lunch counters, spearheaded the freedom rides, and organized voter registration, which shook white complacency and awakened black political consciousness. In the process, Carson shows, SNCC changed from a group that endorsed white middle-class values to one that questioned the basic assumptions of liberal ideology and raised the fist for black power. Indeed, SNCC's radical and penetrating analysis of the American power structure reached beyond the black community to help spark wider social protests of the 1960s, such as the anti-Vietnam War movement. Carson's history of SNCC goes behind the scene to determine why the group's ideological evolution was accompanied by bitter power struggles within the organization. Using interviews, transcripts of meetings, unpublished position papers, and recently released FBI documents, he reveals how a radical group is subject to enormous, often divisive pressures as it fights the difficult battle for social change
A call to conscience : the landmark speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Call to Conscience is a milestone collection of Dr. King's most influential and best-known speeches
A knock at midnight : inspiration from the great sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes eleven sermons of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with "eleven important introductions by renowned ministers and theologians of our time; Reverend Billy Graham, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Bishop T.D. Jakes, among others."
Civil rights chronicle : the African-American struggle for freedom by Clayborne Carson( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After three centuries of oppression, black Americans had reached their limit. Tired of inferior schools, "Jim Crow" laws, and the threat of being lynched for trying to vote, African-Americans risked their lives for justice - most notably in the 1950s and '60s. Attorney Thurgood Marshall took school boards to the U.S. Supreme Court, which in 1954 rules against segregated schooling. Rosa Parks refused to yield her bus seat to a white man, triggering the Montgomery bus boycott. Thousands of activists, led by Martin Luther King Jr., staged marches, sit-ins, and Freedom Rides until Congress passed the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act in the mid-1960s. The book recounts the story of the Civil Rights Movement, from slavery up to the present day. Hundreds of captivating photographs accompany detailed captions, authoritative essays, and a 1,200-item timeline. Experience all the drama of this epic tale in Civil Rights Chronicle: The African-American Struggle for Freedom
The Martin Luther King, Jr., encyclopedia( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aphabetially arranged entries about the life and works of Martin Luther King, Jr. cover his relationships with other African American leaders, relatives, and associates, his theological and political influences, and his political allies and opponents, aswell as major events in his life
The autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King( Recording )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and times of the Civil Rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr., drawn from a comprehensive collection of writings, recordings, and documentary materials
This light of ours : activist photographers of the civil rights movement by Leslie G Kelen( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement is a paradigm-shifting publication that presents the Civil Rights Movement through the work of nine activist photographers - men and women who chose to document the national struggle against segregation and other forms within the movement. Unlike images produced by photojournalists, who covered breaking news events, these photographers lived within the movement - and documented its activities by focusing on the student activists and local people who together made it happen. The core of the book is a selection of 151 black-and-white photographers Bob Adelman, George Ballis, Bob Fitch, Bob Fletcher, Matt Herron, David Prince, Herbert Randall, Maria Varela, and Tamio Wakayama. Images are grouped around four movement themes and convey SNCC's organizing strategies, resolve in the face of violence, impact on local and national politics, and influence on the nation's consciousness. The photographs and texts of This Light of Ours reminds us that the movement was a battleground, that the battle was successfully fought by thousands of "ordinary" Americans amongst whom were the nation's courageous youth, and that the movement's moral vision and impact continue to shape our lives."--Jacket
Blacks and Jews( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the civil rights movement, African Americans and Jews fought together for equal rights. But differences in economic status eventually led to divisive positions on issues such as affirmative action in education, Louis Farrakhan's philosophies, and even a perceived Jewish influence in Hollywood. In this program, scholars and critics probe the history and psychology of the social marginalization shared by blacks and Jews. Key conflicts, such as New York's Crown Heights riots and the blockbusting in Chicago that pitted Jewish homeowners against black home buyers, are examined from the perspectives of activists on both sides. With Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Cornel West, and others
Martin Luther King, Jr. : the essential box set : the landmark speeches and sermons of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King( Recording )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This definitive box set includes all the landmark speeches of the great orator and American leader Martin Luther King, Jr. from his inspirational "I Have a Dream" to his fiery "Give Us the Ballot." Comprised of recordings previously included in A Call to Conscience and A Knock at Midnight, The Essential Box Set is a must-have for any library collection
A knock at midnight : inspiration from the great sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King( Recording )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original recordings of King's sermons; some also read by Keith David and Jay Gregory. Each is introduced by a prominent spiritual leader
Eyes on the prize : America's civil rights years : a reader and guide( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stride Toward Freedom : the Montgomery Story by Martin Luther King( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic story of nonviolent resistance in America--the Montgomery bus boycott--shows how much the movement can accomplish. King shares his inspirations for the resistance in a work that inspired many and will continue to bring hope for peaceful actions
A call to conscience : the landmark speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King( Recording )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction (written and read by Andrew Young) -- The address to the first Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA) mass meeting (introduction written by Rosa Louise Parks and read by Mrs. Coretta Scott King) -- The birth of a new nation (introduction written and read by Reverend Leon H. Sullivan) -- Give us the ballot (introduction written and read by the Honorable Walter E. Fauntroy) -- Address at the Freedom Hall rally in Cobo Hall (Introduction written by Aretha and Erma Franklin and read by Yolanda King) -- I have a dream (introduction written and read by Dr. Dorothy I. Height) -- Eulogy for the young victims of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing (introduction written and read by the Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth) -- Acceptance address for the Nobel Peace Prize (introduction written by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and read by Representative John Lewis) -- Beyond Vietnam (introduction written and read by Ambassador George McGovern) -- Where do we go from here? (introduction written and read by Senator Edward M. Kennedy) -- I've been to the mountaintop (introduction written and read by Andrew Young)
The Movement : 1964-1970( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Becoming King : Martin Luther King, Jr. and the making of a national leader by Troy Jackson( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Troy Jackson chronicles King's emergence and effectiveness as a civil rights leader by examining his relationship with the people of Montgomery, Alabama. Using the sharp lens of Montgomery's struggle for racial equality to investigate King's burgeoning leadership, Jackson explores King's ability to connect with the educated and the unlettered, professionals and the working class. In particular, Jackson highlights King's alliances with Jo Ann Robinson, a young English professor at Alabama State University; E.D. Nixon, a middle-aged Pullman porter and head of the local NAACP chapter; and Virginia Durr, a courageous white woman who bailed Rosa Parks out of jail after Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white person. Drawing on countless interviews and archival sources, Jackson compares King's sermons and religious writings before, during, and after the Montgomery bus boycott. Jackson demonstrates how King's voice and message evolved during his time in Montgomery, reflecting the shared struggles, challenges, experiences, and hopes of the people with whom he worked
Martin's dream : my journey and the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by Clayborne Carson( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On August 28, 1963 hundreds of thousands of demonstrators flocked to the nation's capital for the March in Washington for jobs and freedom, where dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. It was Clayborne Carson's first demonstration. Decades later, Coretta Scott King selected Dr. Carson - then a history professor at Stanford University to edit the papers of her late husband. He traces his own evolution from political activist to activist scholar. He vividly recalls his involvement in the movement's heyday and in the subsequent turbulent period when King's visionary Dream became real for some and remained unfulfilled for others. He recounts his conversations with key African Americans of the past half century, including Black Power firebrand Stokely Carmichael and dedicated organizers such as Ella Baker and Bob Moses. His description of his long-term relationship with Coretta Scott King sheds new light on her crucial role in preserving and protecting her late husband's legacy
The autobiography of martin luther king, Jr. by Clayborne Carson( )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First-person account of the extraordinary life of America's greatest civil rights leader. It begins with his boyhood as the son of a preacher, his education as a minister, his ascendancy as a leader of civil rights, & his complex relationships with leading political & social figures of the day
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The papers of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Alternative Names
Carson, Clay 1944-

Clayborne Carson American historian

Clayborne Carson Amerikaans historicus

Clayborne Carson historien américain

קרסון, קליבורן, 1944-

كارسون، كليبورن ، 1944-

카슨, 클레이본

カーソン, クレイボーン


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The papers of Martin Luther King, Jr.Reporting civil rightsIn struggle : SNCC and the Black awakening of the 1960sA call to conscience : the landmark speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.A knock at midnight : inspiration from the great sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.Civil rights chronicle : the African-American struggle for freedomThe Martin Luther King, Jr., encyclopediaThe autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.