Lerone Martin

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  • Lerone Martin
  • Professor and Author

Due to contract restrictions, this presentation will be available to view through January 30, 2024.

Lerone Martin is an associate professor of religious studies at Stanford and an award-winning author. He has been recognized for his teaching and received numerous institutional teaching awards and nationally recognized fellowships.  

In his most recent book, The Gospel of J. Edgar Hoover, Martin discusses the historical and legal context of government surveillance of Martin Luther King Jr., its implications for the Civil Rights Movement, and lessons for today's social justice efforts. 

Martin is also the Martin Luther King Jr. centennial chair and director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University. Recently, he became the co-director of a $1 million grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to fund The Crossroads Project, a four-year, multi-institution project to advance public understanding of the history, politics, and cultures of African American religions. 

His commentary and writing have been featured in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, CNN, CSPAN, and PBS. 

Presentations at Calvin University

Soul Force: The Challenge of Martin Luther King
Part of the: January Series
Monday, January 15, 2024 12:30:00 PM

Publication(s) for this event

The Gospel of J. Edgar Hoover

The Gospel of J. Edgar Hoover
by Lerone Martin
Princeton University Press (February 7, 2023)
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