Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘global vision’ is topic of special lecture at George Fox University

January 22nd, 2018

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Special guest Clayborne Carson speaks at free presentation Feb. 8

NEWBERG, Ore. – In recognition of Black History Month, George Fox University invites the public to a special presentation, “Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Inner Life and Global Vision,” featuring Clayborne Carson, one of the nation’s most renowned scholars of King.

The free lecture runs from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, in the university’s Canyon Commons dining hall (Room 101). The event is being cohosted by George Fox’s Center for Peace and Justice and its Department of History, Sociology and Politics.

Carson is the Martin Luther King, Jr., Centennial Professor of History and the Ronnie Lott Founding Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute. He has devoted most of his professional life to the study of King and the movements King inspired. Carson’s scholarly publications have focused on African-American protest movements and political thought of the period after World War II.

In 1985, the late Coretta Scott King invited Carson to edit and publish the papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. Under Carson’s direction, the King Papers Project has produced seven volumes of The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Carson’s visit is being arranged through the Organization of American Historians, an organization dedicated to promoting excellence in scholarship, teaching, and presentation of American history and encouraging wide discussion of historical questions and equitable treatment of all practitioners of history.

Refreshments will be provided by George Fox’s Center for Peace and Justice.

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes among the top Christian universities in the country and is a Christian college classified by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Regional University.” Money magazine ranked it the No. 1 school in Oregon in its 2017-18 “Best Colleges for Your Money” list. More than 4,000 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem and Redmond, Ore. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, six seminary degrees, and 13 master’s and doctoral degrees.


Laurie Fair
Office of Academic Affairs
George Fox University

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