The Truth about Martin Luther King Jr

[09 Jul 2006]

While King’s influence on the civil rights movement was overall a Good Thing, I found the King Papers Project interesting, considering he was quite a plagiariser.

Stanford’s own King Encyclopedia gives some background but there is no mention of plagiarism.

Wikipedia has more on King’s authorship issues.

Was his plagiarism sloppy academic writing or dishonesty? This is the dilemma we face every time we find that a student has copied…

Footnote: There are some interesting comments on King at Myths of Martin Luther King. Both of these sites have questionable reliability, of course. You have been warned.

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One Comment on “The Truth about Martin Luther King Jr”

  1. Vinod says:

    If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.

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