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Jack Boozer | History and Traditions | Emory University

The Jack Boozer Fund and the Hermann and Janet Noether Funds are now accepting applications for summer and fall 2010. Monies from these funds are designed to allow Emory University students to participate in internships and service-learning programs in social ethics and community service.

The Jack Boozer Fund honors a beloved and distinguished Emory colleague, Jack Boozer (1918-1989). The Charles Howard Candler Professor of Religion, Boozer taught at Emory for 36 years and was the recipient of numerous teaching awards. In addition to his work as a scholar and teacher, Jack Boozer advocated aggressively for Emory's emergence as an ethical and academic leader. His was a powerful voice in support of racial integration, the performing arts, holocaust studies, neighborhood justice, and women's and minority rights. For these efforts, Professor Boozer received Emory University highest honor, the Jefferson Award in 1981.

Jack Stewart Boozer papers, 1950-1989 - Ron Larson

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    The purpose of the Jack Boozer and Hermann and Janet Noether Funds is to enable Emory University undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to pursue internships that combine study and an active working engagement with situations and problems that require a deepened understanding and practice of social ethics and community service.

    It is rarely pleasant to look at the feet of the great, for they are too often made of clay. And so it is with Martin Luther King, Jr. On the evidence, there can be little doubt that he plagiarized his Ph.D. dissertation at Boston University from an earlier one by a man, now deceased, named Jack Boozer. Pappas compares eight or more passages from Boozer's thesis with passages from King's in which the ideas and phrasing are virtually identical. He also cites several passages in which King and Boozer make almost identical mistakes in citation or punctuation. King plagiarized much else as well: Pappas identifies five plagiarized passages from King's pre-dissertation period, as well as from the final section of his famous "I Have a Dream" speech, whose passage "From every mountain let freedom ring . . ." was first spoken by another black preacher, Archibald Carey, at the 1956 Republican National Convention.