Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1: Early Years, Chapter 2: Morehouse College)
Chapter 1: Early Years, Chapter 2: Morehouse College
This lesson's objective is to stimulate interest in studying "The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.," during the next 30 days.
1) Research Topic: The Editor's Preface. Focus on what has been the central point of Clayborne Carson's scholarly life. How many years has he devoted to his profession? What have been the documentary results? This project was the culmination of what? What in Carson's personal background was likely to have impacted his historical editing?
2) Class Discussion: (1) When did Carson's scholarly career span? (2) For what type of work has Carson been known previously? (3) What background or personal history was likely to have influenced Carson's historical editing? (4) For what type of work was King, the subject of this book, noted? (5) What background or personal history was likely to have influenced King's writing? (6) What interest do the students anticipate? (7) Was there anything they...
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