Biographies

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) was born Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin.

Clayborne Carson

(photo by Michael Collopy)

Clayborne Carson, the general editorial advisor

Dorothy Cotton

Dr. Dorothy Cotton was the Education Director for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) from 1960 to 1968.  Under the Carter Administration, Dr.

Marian Wright Edelman

Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF), has been an advocate for disadvantaged Americans for her entire professional life. 

Vincent Harding

Dr. Vincent Harding was very involved with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as a friend and colleague.

Michael Honey

Michael Honey teaches African-American and U.S. history, civil rights and labor studies and specializes in work on Martin Luther King, Jr. He holds the Fred T. and Dorothy G.

Coretta Scott King

Coretta Scott King was one of the most influential women leaders in our world.

Dr. Lewis Baldwin

Dr. Lewis V.  Baldwin is currently a Professor of Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University.

Rev. Dr. Raphael G. Warnock

The Reverend Dr. Raphael G. Warnock is senior pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, the spiritual home of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Charlayne Hunter-Gault is an author, journalist, and foreign correspondent for National Public Radio.

Walter Dean Myers

Walter Dean Myers is the critically acclaimed best-selling author of more than eighty books for children and young adults. in 2012, Myers was named Ambassador for Young People's Literature.

Dr. Cornel West

Dr. Cornel West, one of America's most gifted and provocative intellectuals, has been profoundly influenced by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.