Monday, January 17, 2011

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today we celebrate the birth of Martin Luther King who won the 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.
This biography published in 2000 and written by a Princeton PHD and Baptist Pastor, Eric Dyson, attempts to capture the true character of Martin Luther King. It can be found on the shelf at E 185.97 .K5 D97 2000.

I Have A Dream: The Life and Words of Martin Luther King, JR.
This large pictorial history written by Jim Haskins includes and introduction by Rosa Parks who refused to give up her seat on a public bus 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama. This biography provides a nice overview of the events in King's struggle for equality and a strong visual of the time. It can be found on the shelf in the library at: E 185.97 .K5 H32 1992

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 1/16/2010

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