Stanford Online

American Prophet: The Inner Life and Global Vision of Martin Luther King, Jr.


In his popular, free online course, American Prophet, history professor Clayborne Carson offers new insights into the life experiences and continuing significance of Martin Luther King, Jr.

American Prophet reveals the inner life of King through direct engagement with his writings and speeches. With VPTL support, Carson visited key locations in King’s life to help contextualize his writings. The expanded MOOC uses best practices in online learning and employs new digital tools that let learners better investigate documents, timelines, and maps.