The National Endowment for Humanities Funds the Papers of Martin Luther King

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Donald Trump’s current budget proposal will eliminate government funding for the humanities.  This means that local communities and American citizens will need to come up with other ways to fund programs like this:

The Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University runs the Martin Luther King Jr. Papers Project.  Here is a taste of what this project is all about:

The King Papers Project’s principal mission is to publish a definitive fourteen-volume edition of The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr.,a comprehensive collection of King’s most significant correspondence, sermons, speeches, published writings, and unpublished manuscripts. The seven already published volumes have become essential reference works for researchers and have influenced scholarship about King and the movements he inspired. Building upon this research foundation, the Project also engages in other related educational activities. Using internet communications technology to reach a diverse global audience, it has greatly increased popular as well as scholarly awareness of King’s achievements and visionary ideas.

In 2016 the National Endowment for the Humanities provided funding for the preparation for publication of volumes VIII and IX of the King Papers, covering the years 1962 -1964.

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