Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 20, 2014 | TPL Staff

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a galvanizing force in the Civil Rights Movement in America.  His approach through nonviolence for social change and his famous speeches continue to inspire people.  He is revered as one of the most effective political leaders of all time, received five honorary degrees, and in 1963, represented Time's magazine first African American Man of the Year (Ryan, 1992).


Martin Luther King article from The Guardian

Martin Luther King, Jr. was also awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for his famous speech, I Have A Dream.  This year marks the 50th year anniversary of that pivotal achievement.

Today, we remember Martin Luther King, Jr. and all the great contributions he made. Louisiana State University created a detailed biographical sketch of his life.


Here are some inspiring books on Martin Luther King, Jr. in our collection:

A Time To Break Silence on I Have A Dream on Becoming King on The King Years on
King on At Canaan's Edge on I May Not Get There With You on Pillar of Fire on


Below is a listing of more titles on The Civil Rights Movement:

The Struggle For Black Equality on Voices In Our Blood on The Shadows Of Youth on My Soul Is A Witness on

Let Freedom Ring on

The Race Beat on Nobody Turns Me Around on My Soul Looks Back In Wonder on


The Massey Lecture Series Archives houses an audio recording of a speech made by Martin Luther King, Jr. in his last Canadian visit in 1967:


As America celebrates this federal holiday, may we all unite in remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as his legacy continues to inspire the world over.