VICKI CRAWFORD, PH.D.
- Professor and Endowed Chair in Civil and Human Rights
- Director, Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection
Education and Appointments
Dr. Vicki Crawford is Director of the Office of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection and Professor of Africana Studies.
In this position, she develops campus-based programming and community outreach initiatives that advance the teachings and nonviolent philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In addition, she serves on the curatorial committee at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights which has oversight for rotating thematic exhibits of the King papers.
Dr. Crawford is a civil rights scholar whose groundbreaking volume of essays, Women in the Civil Rights Movement: Trailblazers and Torchbearers, (1993) was one of the first publications to address the under-researched role of women in the African American freedom struggle. She has published numerous essays and book chapters on the Civil Rights Movement while teaching courses in African American history over the past three decades. Her publications also include a recently co-edited book with Dr. Lewis Baldwin titled, Reclaiming the Great World House: The Global Vision of Martin Luther King, Jr., published by the University of Georgia Press as a part of the Morehouse College King Collection Series on Civil and Human Rights. Dr. Crawford also serves as the General Series Editor. She holds a Ph.D. degree in American Studies from Emory University and has completed post-doctoral fellowships at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
- General Series Editor, Morehouse College King Collection Series on Civil and Human Rights, University of Georgia Press, 2015-present
- Crawford, Vicki and Lewis V. Baldwin, eds. Reclaiming the Great World House: The Global Vision of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2019).
- Crawford, Vicki, Jacqueline Anne Rouse and Barbara Woods, eds. Women in the Civil Rights Movement: Trailblazers and Torchbearers, 1941-1965 (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1993).
- Crawford, Vicki, “Be Ye Doers of the Word, Not Just Hearers Only: Faith and Politics in the Life of Victoria Gray Adams,” CrossCurrents (Summer 2007): 170-179.
- Crawford, Vicki, “Women in the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party” in Sisters in the Struggle: African American Women in the Civil Rights-Black Power Movement. eds. Bettye Collier-Thomas and V. P. Franklin (New York: NYU Press, 2001), 121-138.
- Crawford, Vicki, “Race, Class, Gender and Culture: Black Women’s Activism in the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement” Journal of Mississippi History (Spring 1996): 1-21.
- Crawford, Vicki, “Coretta Scott King and the Struggle for Civil and Human Rights: An Enduring Legacy,” Journal of African American History 92 (Winter 2007): 106-117.
- The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education (May 13, 2022): Vicki Crawford of Morehouse College Awarded France’s Legion of Honor
- The Conversation (January 15, 2022): Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.: 5 things I’ve learned curating the MLK Collection at Morehouse College
Dr. Vicki Crawford – 2022 MLK Commemoration “Reclaiming The Great World House Book Talk
Dr. Vicki Crawford, Director of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection moderates the 2022 MLK Commemoration Virtual Book Talk. The book being discussed is “Reclaiming the Great World House – The Global Vision of Martin Luther King, Jr.” Join volume editors Dr. Crawford and Dr. Lewis V. Baldwin, Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies, Vanderbilt University as they discuss themes from their book with chapter authors Dr. Crystal de Gregory, Research, MTSU Center for Historic Preservation, Dr. Hak Joon Lee, Lewis B. Smedes Professor of Christian Ethics, Fuller Theological Seminary, Dr. Larry Rivers, Professor of History, State University of West Georgia.