To celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. national holiday and the upcoming 50th anniversary of King’s historic “I Have a Dream” address at the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Clayborne Carson, director of the King Research and Education Institute at Stanford, will present a multimedia, dramatic version of King’s memorable words. Featuring King’s former lawyer Clarence B. Jones as well as Bay Area actors, singers, dancers, and musicians, this original production will highlight the historical, cultural, and religious sources that inspired King’s extemporaneous remarks about America’s future as a multiracial democracy. Although the speech is familiar to people throughout the world, “Martin’s Dream” will offer new insights drawn from Carson’s most recent book, Martin’s Dream: My Journey and the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the King Institute’s forthcoming 8th volume of The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Professor of History, Stanford; Director, Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute
Selected by Coretta Scott King to edit and publish the papers of her late husband, historian Clayborne Carson has devoted most of his professional life to studying Martin Luther King, Jr., and the movements King inspired. Under his direction, the King Papers Project has produced seven volumes of King’s speeches, sermons, publications, and unpublished writings.
Clarence B. Jones
Scholar in Residence, Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute
Clarence B. Jones is the former personal counsel, advisor, draft speech writer, and close friend of Martin Luther King, Jr. He is the author of What Would Martin Say? and Behind the Dream: The Making of the Speech That Transformed a Nation.
This program is co-sponsored by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford and Stanford Continuing Studies. For more information on the King Institute, please visit: kinginstitute.info.
Free, open to public.