The Morehouse College King Collection Series on Civil and Human Rights

The University of Georgia Press and Morehouse College’s Martin Luther King Jr Collection are pleased to announce the Morehouse College King Collection Series on Civil and Human Rights Series, a new collaborative book series. Using the 13,000 papers of the King Collection as a foundation, books in the series will offer new scholarship that provides insightful overviews and analyses of Dr. King’s intellectual, theological, and activist engagement with a variety of broad themes. 

These themes include (but are not limited to) poverty, nonviolence, the Vietnam War, capitalism, racial discrimination, education, and civil rights. Along with the thematically focused works, the series will include brief critical studies on King’s involvement with specific campaigns, such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1956-57 and the Poor People’s Campaign of 1968. Though scholarly in nature, the books are intended to be accessibly written, relatively brief (50,000-70,000 words), and engaging for general readers, offering overviews of King’s life and legacy through a twentieth-first-century lens.

Books in this series

The Drum Major Instinct
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Theory of Political Service
Justin Rose

Series Editors

Vicki L. Crawford:
General Editor
Director of the King Collection
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Walter Biggins 
Senior Acquisitions Editor at the University of Georgia Press
Series Acquisitions Editor  

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Series Advisory Board

Lewis V. Baldwin
Department of Religious Studies (Emeritus)
Vanderbilt University

Emilye Crosby
Department of History
State University of New York, Geneseo

Adam Fairclough
Institute for History
Leiden University

Robert M. Franklin
Candler School of Theology
Emory University

Fran├žoise N. Hamlin
Departments of Africana Studies and History
Brown University

Randal Jelks
Departments of American Studies
and African American Studies

University of Kansas

Barbara McCaskill
Department of English
University of Georgia

Kathryn L. Nasstrom
Department of History
University of San Francisco

Rev. Raphael Gamaliel Warnock
Senior Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church
Atlanta, Georgia