Martin Luther King

Martin's Big Words

"You are as good as anyone."

"Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that."

"I have a dream that one day in Alabama little black boys and black girls will join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers."

Remembering a Great Man

Every year at this time we are reminded of the great Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, January 17th is the day that the nation will honor his deeds and his memory. Many of us may remember those restless times, when a whole race of people were fighting for their rights. Some of us are just learning about Dr. King.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The library will be closed on Monday, January 16 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday. Everyone have a great Monday. 

All of our Online Resources will still be accessible, and we'll be back at the branch on Tuesday, January 17 ready to help you!

Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr. Anyway?

We’ve learned about Martin Luther King, Jr. as a man, but who was he as a boy? Martin was like the other children in his neighborhood, so how did he become a great civil rights activist and leader?

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - More Than Just "A Dream"

On Monday, January 21st, MCPL will be closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. On that day, his speech, "I Have a Dream," will be repeated many times. One of the most famous and inspiring orations in all of history, it has come to define Dr. King’s legacy. Its impact cannot be underestimated. However, because of the tremendous focus on that one speech, many of the other contributions King made to our country have been forgotten.

The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Excerpted from Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, December 10, 1964:

He Changed a Nation

Sometimes we wonder, “can I change the world?" And the answer is yes. If you are passionate enough, one person can change an entire nation. Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of these passionate people. King was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929 as Michael King, Jr. to the parents of Michael King, Sr. and Alberta Williams. At fifteen, he entered college to begin his bachelor studies. By the time King was nineteen, he was an ordained minister with a sociology degree in hand.