Remembering a Great Man
January 14, 2011
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. was an advocate for non-violent protests. He organized boycotts and marches to draw attention to the unfair way in which African Americans were being treated in the United States. In 1963, he received a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts. His amazing life ended April 4th, 1968 when he was assinated in Memphis
Tennessee. However, his ideas, thoughts, and dreams are still alive today. He truly helped make our nation a better place for all of us to live.
If you are curious about Martin Luther Ling Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement, the library has many great resources to help you research this turbulent time
in American history.
Please check out these books, videos and databses to find more information:
- Roads to Memphis: the assination of Martin Luther King Jr. DVD
- Ripple of Hope DVD
- Burial for a King by Rebecca Burns
- King's Dream by Eric Sunquist
- American History in Video Database
- Black Thought and Culture Database
- Facts On File African-American History Database