List of Interviews


Date Interview
2019 August 28 Lisa Valentine Clark Show (Brigham Young University) 
June 15 NBCUniversal News
June 12 Bay City News, Berkeley
June 11 ABC7, San Francisco
June 10 BBC Newshour, Television
June 9 KPFA, Letters and Politics show with Mitch Jeseric, Berkeley
June 4 BBC Television
June 3 KQED Forum, San Francisco
June 2 KNBC News, San Francisco
January 21 Ken Nash, WBAI-FM, New York
2018 April 4 Christiane Amampour, CNN/PBS
March 30 Behind the Headlines: Fifty Years after MLK Jr.’s Death, Palo Alto Online
Winter/Spring “Our Present Moment: A Conversation with Historian Clayborne Carson,” Nonviolence: A Magazine for Practical Idealists
2017 February 7 “Safeguarding History,” Diverse Issues in High Education
2016 January 11 Edwin Buggage, New Orleans Data Weekly, “Making the Dream a Reality”
2015 October 5 Genie Goulda, ACP Today, American Church in Paris Radio, On Martin Luther King Jr.’s advocacy and Dr. Carson’s work
June 9 Drew Taylor, Montgomery Advertiser, “Church: Campaign for MLK statue is about community”
March 7 AmericanHistoryTV, C-SPAN, Open Phones on 50th Anniversary of Selma March
February 19 Susanne Cervenka, USA Today, “Malcolm X’s death froze separtist image in time”
January 20 WEAA 88.9 FM, Baltimore

Building Bridges Radio, Celebrating King, WBAI 99.5 FM [Progressive Radio Network], New York City

January 15 Dorian Warren, MSNBC, “Demystifying MLK Jr.,” New York City
2014 December 15 Queen Ann Cannon, Peninsula View, on becoming Director of the King Institute and Dr. Carson’s activist work, Video Interview, Stanford University
January 20 Mark Levin, AM870 The Answer, “Dr. Clayborne Carson: Women Benefitted More from the Civil Rights Act than Blacks,” Radio Interview
January 1 “King’s Chronicler,” LA Magazine
2013 November 7 Witnify, “Clayborne Carson on MLK’s unique style of preaching,” Video Interview 
August 28 A movement without beginning or end – a conversation with King scholar Clayborne Carson 
August 28 Tavis Smiley, PBS television, Reflections on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington
January 21 Tavis Smiley, PBS televsion, on the King National Holiday
January 20 With Amir Payam, BBC, on Martin’s Dream: My Journey and the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., Washington, D. C.
January 19 Mickey Dean, KCMO, Kansas City

WGN Weekend Show with Bill Moller, on Martin’s Dream: My Journey and the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., Washington, D. C.

January 18 With Michael Martin, on Tell Me More, NPR
January 17 Stanford historian, Martin Luther King Jr. scholar Clayborne Carson offers a personal perspective on King’s Legacy 
January 11 Book TV’s After Words, C-Span, on Martin’s Dream: My Journey and the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr, Washington, D.C.
January 10 Recorded for documentary about King’s “Dream” speech, Murphy’s Works, Channel 50, Washington, DC
2012 April 4 Your Call [NPR]“How did 1968 Change American History?
2011 August 26 Michael Eric Dyson, On the King Memorial
August 22 CNN radio, Memorial to Martin Luther King, Jr., Opening on National Mall
March 24 Radio interview with NISA’A FM (women’s) radio, Ramallah, West Bank
March 21 Radio interview with Cool FM, Ramallah, West Bank
February 4 KQED, Black History Month Local Heroes, Union Bank, Palo Alto, CA
January Radio documentary Say it Loud — Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity, American Public Media
2010 September 2 “Theodore Parker and the ‘Moral Universe’,” National Public Radio, “All Things Considered”
August 26 “Rallies and Counter-Rallies Compete for King’s Legacy,” National Public Radio, “Talk of the Nation”
April 30 “Dorothy Height (1912-2010): Civil Rights Leader Remembered for Lifelong Activism, Democracy Now
April 15 “Remembering 50 Years of SNCC,” National Public Radio, “Talk of the Nation”
April 14 “Don’t Mourn Organize: The Lost Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” Building Bridges National Edition
April 13 “The Civil Rights Revolution Remembered: SNCC 50 Years Later,” Voices From the Frontline, KPFK
March 31 Recorded for documentary, Tavis Smiley Reports–MLK: A Call to Conscience
February 24 “Nonviolent Activism,” Palestinian Satellite Corporation (PSC) Television Statation, Palestine
2009 September 13 “American Experience: God in America” PBS
January Recorded for Journeys of Reconciliation Project
January 19 Soledad O’Brien Inauguration Eve Special, CNN

Michael Krasny Forum, KQED San Francisco

2008 December 19 “The King Papers Project: An Interview with Clayborne Carson,” by Christopher Phelps, in Chronicle of Higher Education
August 14 The Nazi Olympics: African-American Athletes, the Holocaust Museum
April 9 “King’s Last March,” American RadioWorks, American Public Media
April 3 “The Tavis Smiley Show,” Public Radio International, recorded at Bishop Charles Mason Temple Church, Memphis
March 29 “Profiles of Excellence,” KGO-TV, San Francisco
February 26 Interview met Prof. Carson, Samensteller van ‘The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. ‘
January 21 “Forum with Michael Krasny,” KQED, San Francisco

“Paul W. Smith Show,” WJR Radio, Detroit

January 18 The King Papers Project: An Interview with Clayborne Carson, The Chronicle of Higher Education
January 15 “News and Notes,” NPR, Assessing King’s Stance on Vietnam War
2007 September 10 “Clay Carson on the Chinese Production of Passages of Martin Luther King,” Stanford Report
June 23 “All Things Considered,” NPR, Martin Luther King’s Story Plays on Beijing Stage
February 12 “The Tavis Smiley Show”
January 19 “The Michael Eric Dyson Show”
January 15 “Morning Edition,” NPR, MLK Papers Go on Display
January 15 “The Tavis Smiley Show”
January 2 “Interfaith Voices” (Public Radio)
2006 October 9 “Talk of the Nation,” NPR, ‘I Wish I’d Been There…’
January 31 “Morning Edition,” NP, Coretta Scott King Dies at 78
January 16 “The Tavis Smiley Show”
2005 December 5 “Morning Edition” NPR, Montgomery Boycott Took Place 50 Years Ago
October 25 “News and Notes,” NPR, Forty Years of the Voting Rights Act
August 02 “Talk of the Nation” NPR
January 16 “All Things Considered,” NPR, Civil Rights in 2005: Where Are the Leaders?
2004 January 19 “Fresh Air,” NPR, Clayborne Carson
2002 January 2 “Morning Edition” NPR, Al Amin Trial
2001 November “The March on Washington,” on The Most, History Channel
January 15 “Fresh Air,” NPR, Historian Clayborne Carson

Articles about Dr. Carson


2020 August 28 Clayborne Carson: Looking Back at a Legacy
2018 November 19 Historian Clayborne Carson Recognized For His Scholarship and Promotion of Gandhian Values
March 30 MLK: Remembering a Champion for Human Rights
2017 February 28 Clayborne Carson Defends Human Rights During BYU Forum
January 12 Stanford Celebrates a Life and Legacy of Inspiration
2016 January 14 Stanford Celebrates a Life and Legacy of Inspiration
January 14 Stanford’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute Helps Preserve Leader’s Legacy
2015 November 10 Oakland: Martin Luther King speaker series
October 9 Stanford historian featured in new Black Panther documentary
March 13 Stanford’s Clayborne Carson in Selma on the 50th anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday’
January 27 ‘Martin Luther King in Palestine:’ Film chronicles unique journey of peace to Middle East hotspot
2014 June 19 Oakland: Leaders mark 1964 passage of Civil Rights Act 
April 30 US Christians Work with Palestinians on Martin Luther King Play
January 10 Stanford scholar: Global struggle continues for social justice, human rights 
January 1 Clayborne Carson: King’s Chronicler
2013 August 28 A movement without beginning or end – a conversation with King scholar Clayborne Carson
August 23 Stanford’s King Institute commemorates 50th anniversary of March of Washington 
August 21 Stanford professor Clayborne Carson reflects on March on Washington
January 17 Stanford historian and Martin Luther King Jr. scholar Clayborne Carson offers a personal perspective on King’s legacy
2011 February 15 Clayborne Carson: King was a prophet for all of humanity
2011 March 15 Stanford historian’s play about Martin Luther King to be performed in East Jerusalem and the West Bank 
January 18 Carson: King’s Mission Transcended Civil Rights Struggle
2010 July 14 King Institute hosts conference on global peace, justice and sustainability 
June 4 Speaking at Stanford, Tibetan and Uyghur leaders decry Chinese domination 
January 13 Stanford scholar: What Martin Luther King, Jr. would think of U.S. today 
2009 May 20 His work at our fingertips 
May 13 Database detailing thousands of Martin Luther King Jr. documents goes online 
January 16 Stanford’s Carson says that Obama, like MLK, understands history 
2008 January 16 Documentary screening honors MLK
2007 September 10 Clay Carson on the Chinese production of Passages of Martin Luther King
June 23 Martin Luther King’s Story Plays on Beijing Stage 
January 19 Editors discuss King’s sermons 
January 17 Dream team 
January 15 Writings show King as liberal Christian, rejecting literalism
January 10 New volume of MLK Jr. papers reveal his early concerns about social justice 
2006 January 18 King Institute ceremony kicks off campus events honoring Martin Luther King Jr. 
January 17 King Celebrated
January 10 King Institute inauguration, anti-apartheid symposium to honor MLK legacy 
2005 November 9 Dalai Lama brings message of nonviolence on campus visit 
January 12 Latest MLK volume unveiled
2004 May 10 Ronnie Lott donates $1 million for MLK research institute 
January 19 Clayborne Carson: NPR 
2003 September 10 Carson reflects on King’s legacy 
2001 January 17 Lessons in liberation 
2000 October 19 Carson designs King memorial
October 18 King’s nonviolence philosophy allows peaceful overthrows to endure, Carson says 
September 20 Carson collaborates on winning design of national memorial to Martin Luther King 
May 9 Volume of King papers published 
1998 December 2 Carson releases King autobiography 
October 28 Carson’s next volume of MLK work
1997 January 10 Carson to compile MLK autobiography
1996 October 30 Carson disputes Prop. 209 commercial
March 7 In a coup, Stanford lands Panther papers  
1994 January 14 Every day is MLK Day for King Papers editor Carson
1993 April 8 MLK the MAN 
1992 February 7 Papers Project releases a product
1990 November 12 Papers Project staff finds King plagiarized others’ ideas
January 12 Documenting a dream
1989 January 20 Preserving King’s synthesis of words and actions 
1986 January 21 King Project Preserves Civil Rights Legacy 
1985 May 20 Carson to edit King papers