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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Home

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr.Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was the most popular and effective leader of the African American struggle for civil rights in the United States. His philosophy of nonviolent direct action galvanized thousands of Americans, both black and white, to press for granting the full measure of human and political rights to African Americans. Although he was not personally responsible for mobilizing protest, he was certainly one of the greatest organizers of people the world has ever seen. In the early twenty-first century, a national holiday is named in his honor, and numerous highways, streets, schools, playgrounds, and public buildings display his name. Continue . . .

Source: Moore, Leonard N. “King, Martin Luther, Jr. (1929–1968).” St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, edited by Thomas Riggs, 2nd ed., vol. 3, St. James Press, Detroit, MI, 2013, pp. 169–171. From Gale Virtual Reference database.

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History & Literature Library Collection

Martin Luther King, Jr: A Life
Be a King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream and you
To the Mountaintop
King: the photobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr
Ring Out Freedom!: the voice of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the making of the civil rights movement
The Word of the Lord Is upon Me
An Act of State: the execution of Martin Luther King
A Call to Conscience
Martin Luther King, Jr.: an oral history of his religious witness and his life
Martin Luther King Jr
Martin Luther King, Jr., on leadership : inspiration & wisdom for challenging times

Resources

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