Clayborne Carson lives in Palo Alto, California.
Clayborne Carson Clayborne Carson was born in Buffalo, New York. He received his BA, MA, and PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles, and has taught at Stanford University since 1974. Active during his undergraduate years in the civil rights and antiwar movements, Carsonrsquo;s publications have focused on the African American protest movements of the post-World War II period. His first book,In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s(1981) won the Frederick Jackson Turner Award from the Organization of American Historians. He has also editedMalcolm X: The FBI File(1991) and served as an advisor for the award-winning PBS series on the civil rights movement entitledEyes on the Prize,as well as for other documentaries, such asFreedom on My Mind(1994),Blacks and Jews(1997),Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin(2002),Negroes with Guns: Rob Williams and Black Power(2005), andHave You Heard from Johannesburg?. Carson is director of the Martin Luther King Jr., Research and Education Institute at Stanford, an outgrowth of his work since 1985 as editor of Kingrsquo;s papers and director of the King Papers Project, which has produced five of fourteen volumes of a comprehensive edition ofThe Papers of Martin Luther King Jr. The biographical approach ofThe Struggle for Freedom: A History of African Americansgrew out of Carsonrsquo;s vision. He has used it with remarkable results in his course at Stanford. nbsp; Emma J. Lapsansky-Werner Emma J. Lapsansky-Werner received her BA, MA, and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. From 1973 to 1990 she taught at Temple University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Princeton University. Since 1990 she has been a professor of history and curator of special collections at Haverford College. From her experience with voter registration in Mississippi in the 1960s, she became an historian to try to help correct misinformation about Black Americans. Her professional, research, and teaching interestsndash;all informed by her concern for the African-American story--include family and community life, antebellum cities, Quaker history, and religion and popular culture in shy;nineteenth-century America. Lapsansky-Werner has published on all these topics, includingBack to Africa: Benjamin Coates and the Colonization Movement in America, 1848-1880nbsp;(2005, with Margaret Hope Bacon),Neighborhoods in Transition: William Pennrsquo;s Dream and Urban Reality(1994), andQuaker Aesthetics: Reflections on a Quaker Ethic in American Design and Consumption, 1720-1920(2003). She is also a contributor to Yale University Pressrsquo;sBenjamin Franklin, In Search of a Better World(2005) and to several anthologies on the history of Pennsylvania. She hopes thatThe Struggle for Freedom: A History of African Americanswill help broaden the place of African American history in the scholarly consciousness, expanding the trend toward including black Americans as not just objects of public policy, but also as leaders in the international struggle for human justice, and participants in the development of our global community. Through stories, black Americans are presented as multidimensional, alive with their own ambitions, visions, and human failings. nbsp; Gary B. Nash Gary B. Nash was born in Philadelphia and received his BA and PhD in history from Princeton University. He taught at Princeton briefly and since 1966 has been a faculty member at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he teaches colonial American, revolutionary American, and African American history and directs the National Center for History in the Schools. nbsp;He served as president of the Organization of American Historians in 1994-95. Nashrsquo;s many books on early American history includeQuakers and Politics: Pennsylvania, 1681-1726(1968);Red, White, and Black: The Peoples of Early North America(Six editions since 1974);The Urban Crucible: Social Change, Political Consciousness, and the Origins of the American R
Gary B. Nash received his B. A. from Princeton University in 1955 and his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1964. He earned the position of Director of the National Center for History in the Schools at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he taught colonial and revolutionary American history since 1974. Nash has been the Director of the National Center for History in the Schools sinc 1994 and co-chaired the National History Standards Project from 1992-1996. His past positions include: Dean of Undergraduate and Intercollege Curricular Development, University of California, Los Angeles; President, Organization of American Historians; Dean, Council on Educational Development, University of California, Los Angeles; Assistant Professor, Department of History, Princeton University. He has received research grants from the University of California Institute of Humanities and American Philosophical Society and fellowships from the Guggenheim Memorial and American Council of Learned Society. Nash was elected member of American Antiquarian Society, Society of American Historians, and American Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as winning the University of California Distinguished Emeriti Award and the Defense of Academic Freedom Award, from the National Council for Social Studies. Nash is the Founding Member and has been on the Board of Trustees of the National Council for History Education since 1990 and was Vice-Chair in 1992. He was also President of the Organization of American Historians, from 1994-95, the Primary History Consultant for the Schlessinger Production series in United States History, from 1996-97, he was on the University of California Bicentennial Committee, from 1975-76 and was an Historical Consultant and Writer for "Lights of Liberty," sound and light tour, Philadelphia, PA, in 1999. Among the books Nash has authored are Quakers and Politics: Pennsylvania, 1681-1726 (1968); Red, White and Black: The Peoples of Early America (1974, 1982); The Urban Crucible: Social Change, Political Consciousness, and the Origins of the American Revolution (1979); and Forging Freedom: The Black Urban Experience in Philadelphia, 1720-1840 (1988).