Interview: Dr. Robert Corley
In this city’s historic Kelly Ingram Park, there’s a statue of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
One of the names on the stone pedestal is Robert Corley. Among other things, Dr.
Corley teaches history at UAB. He was a founding member of the Birmingham
Civil Rights Institute board and has served on the city school board. Southern
Education Desk reporter Dan Carsen recently sat down with him while researching
stories for our special Civil Rights anniversary coverage. Corley says today’s
students are missing some of that vital history: