Dr. Carson is Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute and a Professor of History at Stanford University and. For over 30 years, Carson has focused his career on the works of Dr. King and the movements that his words inspired.

Dr. Carson was not the obvious choice to be the editor and publisher of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s papers. But, Coretta Scott King sought Carson for the role.

Dr. Carson put himself in the shoes of the man who had borne the weight of an entire movement, saw the vision rather than the legend, and sees the potential for the dream of Dr. King to be realized beyond the boundaries of the civil rights movement in the United States.