This post was originally published on January 16, 2015.
To celebrate Martin Luther King Day on Monday, January 19, Tenisha Hart Armstrong, Volume VII editor of The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr., curated a special selection of relevant photographs and a video that draw upon the rich resources of The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute.
The publication in October 2014 of Volume VII: To Save the Soul of America, January 1961–August 1962, edited by Clayborne Carson and Tenisha Hart Armstrong of Stanford, marked the half-way point of this long-term research and publication venture of 14 volumes of The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. which is conducted in association with the King Estate, Stanford University, and the University of California Press.
Explore the other volumes in the series:
- Volume I: Called to Serve, January 1929–June 1951
- Volume II: Rediscovering Precious Values, July 1951–November 1955
- Volume III: Birth of a New Age, December 1955–December 1956
- Volume IV: Symbol of the Movement, January 1957–December 1958
- Volume V: Threshold of a New Decade, January 1959–December 1960
- Volume VI: Advocate of the Social Gospel, September 1948–March 1963
- Volume VII: To Save the Soul of America, January 1961–August 1962
The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. is part of UC Press’s strong list in African American history. Other titles that may be of interest include Black against Empire (which won the 2014 American Book Association award), The Black Revolution on Campus (winner of the Wesley-Logan Prize in African Diaspora History from the American Historical Association), The Next American Revolution (advice for the 21st century from civil rights activist Grace Lee Boggs, who turns 100 this year), and Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder: The Black Freedom Movement Writings of Jack O’Dell.