Program
The Contested Legacy of Martin Luther King, JR.
Contributing Organization
Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Stanford University (Stanford, California)
AAPB ID
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Description
Program Description
As the editor of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s papers, Carson considers what will come of King's legacy. He notes that in his time, King was a controversial figure, and that King himself would likely be surprise how lauded he is. Carson argues there would not be a holiday in his honor if not for (a) the actions of Rosa Parks, et al., and (b) that he was assassinated before he could continue to say more provocative and controversial things authorities do not like to hear. Carson says the meaning of King's life was contested while he was alive, and will continue to be contested long after his death. He says King's life is shrouded in myths of both his admirers and critics.
Other Description
Hoover Institution Library & Archives' Commonwealth Club of California collection guide can be found at: https://www.hoover.org/library-archives/collections/commonwealth-club-california-records.
Date
2005-02-07
Asset type
Program
Genres
Event Coverage
Subjects
United States; Civil Rights; social justice; King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Rights
Used with permission of the Commonwealth Club of California.This copy is provided for educational and research purposes only. No publication, further reproduction, or reuse of copies, beyond fair use, may be made without the express written permission of the copyright owner.
Media type
Sound
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Credits
Speaker: Carson, Clayborne
AAPB Contributor Holdings
Stanford University
Identifier: 2003C87.3277 (Hoover Institution Record Number)
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Citations
Chicago: “The Contested Legacy of Martin Luther King, JR.,” 2005-02-07, Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Stanford University, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed December 7, 2021, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-514-w37kp7vs1r.
MLA: “The Contested Legacy of Martin Luther King, JR..” 2005-02-07. Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Stanford University, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. December 7, 2021. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-514-w37kp7vs1r>.
APA: The Contested Legacy of Martin Luther King, JR.. Boston, MA: Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Stanford University, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-514-w37kp7vs1r