Social justice, inequality and poverty, the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., and anti-discrimination law are just some of the class topics Stanford Online is offering to the general public for free or at low cost this summer.
In his Stanford Online class, Stanford historian Clayborne Carson takes online learners on a virtual journey across the United States to visit places important to Martin Luther King Jr., such as the Clayborn Temple in Memphis, Tennessee, where King joined the sanitation workers’ strike for their rallies in 1968.
Diversity has been a core value at Stanford since the university's founding in 1891. That year, Stanford opened its doors to men and women from diverse religious, national, and racial backgrounds in its quest to train useful citizens.
The diversity of Stanford’s first class reflects our commitment to provide opportunities for advancement to any deserving student. We value the rich perspectives, skills, and ideas people from varied backgrounds bring to the Stanford community.