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Carson, Clayborne 1944-

Overview
Works: 182 works in 625 publications in 5 languages and 29,119 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Autobiographies  Archives  Sources  Sermons  Pictorial works  Speeches  Essays  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Other, Photographer, Collector, wpr, Speaker, win, Creator, Commentator, Redactor
Classifications: E185.97.K5, 323.092
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Most widely held works by Clayborne Carson
The autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King( Book )

49 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 3,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He was a husband, a father, a preacher--and the preeminent leader of a movement that continues to transform America and the world. Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the twentieth century's most influential men and lived one of its most extraordinary lives. Now, in a special volume commissioned and authorized by his family, here is the life and times of Martin Luther King, Jr., drawn from a comprehensive collection of writings, recordings, and documentary materials, many of which have never before been made public
In struggle : SNCC and the Black awakening of the 1960s by Clayborne Carson( Book )

38 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 2,027 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
The Eyes on the prize : civil rights reader : documents, speeches, and firsthand accounts from the Black freedom struggle, 1954-1990 by Clayborne Carson( Book )

26 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 1,979 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
Malcolm X : the FBI file by Clayborne Carson( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 1,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the FBI's ongoing surveillance of Malcolm X and the events subsequent to his death twelve years later
The papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,808 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 1,794 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
This light of ours : activist photographers of the civil rights movement by Leslie G Kelen( )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,702 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
A call to conscience : the landmark speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King( Book )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Call to Conscience is a milestone collection of Dr. King's most influential and best-known speeches
Becoming King : Martin Luther King, Jr. and the making of a national leader by Troy Jackson( )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The history books may write it Reverend King was born in Atlanta, and then came to Montgomery, but we feel that he was born in Montgomery in the struggle here, and now he is moving to Atlanta for bigger responsibilities."--Member of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, November 1959 Preacher -- this simple term describes the twenty-five-year-old Ph. D. in theology who arrived in Montgomery, Alabama, to become the pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in 1954. His name was Martin Luther King Jr., but where did this young minister come from' What did he believe, and what role would he play in the growing activism of the civil rights movement of the 1950s' In Becoming King: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Making of a National Leader, author 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. Jackson offers nuanced portrayals of King's relationships with these and other civil rights leaders in the community to illustrate King's development within the community. 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. Many studies of the civil rights movement end analyses of Montgomery's struggle with the conclusion of the bus boycott and the establishment of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Jackson surveys King's uneasy post-boycott relations with E.D. Nixon and Rosa Parks, shedding new light on Parks's plight in Montgomery after the boycott and revealing the internal discord that threatened the movement's hard-won momentum. The controversies within the Montgomery Improvement Association compelled King to position himself as a national figure who could rise above the quarrels within the movement and focus on attaining its greater goals. Though the Montgomery struggle thrust King into the national spotlight, the local impact on the lives of blacks from all socioeconomic classes was minimal at the time. As the citizens of Montgomery awaited permanent change, King left the city, taking the lessons he learned there onto the national stage. In the crucible of Montgomery, Martin Luther King Jr. was transformed from an inexperienced Baptist preacher into a civil rights leader of profound national importance
A knock at midnight : inspiration from the great sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 1,291 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."
The civil rights movement in America : essays by Charles W Eagles( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Civil Rights Movement warrants continuing and extensive examination. The six papers in this collection, each supplemented by a follow-up assessment, contribute to a clearer perception of what caused and motivated the movement, of how it functioned, of the changes that occurred within it, and of its accomplishments and shortcomings. Its profound effect upon modern America has so greatly changed relations between the races that C. Vann Woodward has called it the "second revolution." In a limited space the eleven scholars range with a definitive view over a large subject. Their papers analyze and emphasize the Civil Rights Movement's important aspects: its origins and causes, its strategies and tactics for accomplishing black freedom, the creative tensions in its leadership, the politics of the movement in the key state of Mississippi, and the role of federal law and federal courts. In this collection a scholarly balance is achieved for each paper by a follow-up commentary from a significant authority. By deepening the understanding of the Civil Rights Movement, these essays underscore what has been gained through struggle, as well as acknowledging the goals that are yet to be attained."--
Stride Toward Freedom : the Montgomery Story by Martin Luther King( )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic story of nonviolent resistance in America'the Montgomery bus boycott'written by Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s account of the first successful large-scale application of nonviolent resistance in America is comprehensive, revelatory, and intimate. King described his book as "the chronicle of 50,000 Negroes who took to heart the principles of nonviolence, who learned to fight for their rights with the weapon of love, and who, in the process, acquired a new estimate of their own human worth." It traces the phenomenal journey of a community, and shows how the twenty-six-year-old King, with his conviction for equality and nonviolence, helped transform the nation'and the world
Civil rights chronicle : the African-American struggle for freedom by Clayborne Carson( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history of the civil rights movement in America from slavery to the present day and contains illustrated photographs, essays, and a timeline that documents such events as the Montgomery bus boycott, Freedom Rides, marches and sit-ins, and the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Act of the mid-1960s
The Martin Luther King, Jr., encyclopedia( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 536 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 )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 477 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
Fighting for US : Maulana Karenga, the US organization, and black cultural nationalism by Scot Brown( )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book also sheds light on factors contributing to the organization's decline in the early 1970s - government repression, authoritarianism, sexism, and elitist vanguard politics."--Jacket
Blacks and Jews( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 451 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
Eyes on the prize : America's civil rights years : a reader and guide( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A knock at midnight : inspiration from the great sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King( Recording )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2020 in English and held by 366 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
A call to conscience : the landmark speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King( Recording )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2020 in English and held by 325 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)
 
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The papers of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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In struggle : SNCC and the Black awakening of the 1960sThe Eyes on the prize : civil rights reader : documents, speeches, and firsthand accounts from the Black freedom struggle, 1954-1990Malcolm X : the FBI fileThe papers of Martin Luther King, Jr.Reporting civil rightsA call to conscience : the landmark speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Becoming King : Martin Luther King, Jr. and the making of a national leaderA knock at midnight : inspiration from the great sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.
Alternative Names
Carson, Clay 1944-

Clayborne Carson

Clayborne Carson American historian

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קרסון, קליבורן, 1944-

كارسون، كليبورن ، 1944-

카슨, 클레이본 1944-

カーソン, クレイボーン

クレイボーン・カーソン

Languages
English (284)

Italian (5)

French (2)

Japanese (1)

Dutch (1)