Contributor Profile

Ed King

Rev. Ed King was a major figure in the civil rights movement in Mississippi. He was a key leader of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and helped found the Mississippi Civil Liberties Union.

King gave guest lectures entitled “A White Southerner in the Civil Rights Movement: The Ed King Story” and “Religion and the Civil Rights Movement.” To find a listing of all our Occasional Lectures, click here.

Learn more about Ed King and his work during the civil rights movement by visiting our digital archive.