Nobel Prize for peace in 1964. Although King's birthday was on January 15 it is celebrated the third Monday of each January. Of course Rev. Martin Luther King is an important figure in 20th century America and the world from a theological, social and political standpoint. So I would like to feature a few library resources on Dr. King for those interested in learning more about this brave, god fearing man on this day of remembrance.
Martin Luther King, Jr. The Man and the Dream
DVD E 185.97 .K5 M37 Ask at the Circulation Desk if you need help finding it. Published in 1997 by A & E, this biographical film takes you through the important events of King's life and mission.
I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King, Jr.
I Have A Dream: The Life and Words of Martin Luther King, JR.
Here is a link to a great guide developed by The University of Illinois of resources on Martin Luther King and The Civil Right Movement.
And Finally we leave you with the "I have a dream" speach:
Top Photo Davidson, Bruce (Photograph) Martin Luther King Leads March from Selma, Alabama. March, 1965. Retrieved from Artstor.org 1/16/2010