Claybourne Carson, professor of History, Stanford University and director of the school’s Martin Luther King Jr., Research and Education Institute is the 2012 Thurgood Marshall lecturer April 4 from 5:30-9 p.m. at UCLA. The free lecture will be held in Sunset Village-Covel Salons ABCD & Terrace. Selected in 1985 by the late Coretta Scott King to edit and publish the papers of her late husband, Carson has devoted most his professional life to the study of Martin Luther King Jr., and the movements King inspired. Carson was a senior historical adviser for the 14-part, award-winning, public television series on the Civil Rights Movement entitled “Eyes on the Prize” and co-edited the “Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader” (1991). Reservations to attend can be made by contacting or calling (310) 825-4023.