Documenting Martin Luther King's Importance -- and His Flaws

During the past several weeks there has been broad public discussion of instances of plagiarism that the King Papers Project discovered in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s doctoral dissertation. Unfortunately, the discussion has obscured the broader aims and accomplishments of the project. Like other major documentary projects focused on the lives of historically important people, this comprehensive collection of King's most significant papers is intended to serve as a foundation for all future