Monday, January 20, 2014
Fulfilling the Dream
Monday, January 20, all ABC Libraries will be closed in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The federal holiday honoring him started in 1983, signed in by President Reagan. Information on the history of the day can be found at the King Center. Instead of just having a day off of work, the King foundation views the day as a day "on", a day of service. Locally, the parade honoring his work starts at 2 p.m. at the intersection of University and Marin Luther King NE, heading to Civic Plaza. Further information can be found here.
The library has a lot of information on him and they come in all formats. Only a small number are included here, but search the catalog for more. All biographies about him will be under the call number: Bio King.
Martin's Big Words
King: A Filmed Record... From Montgomery To Memphis
Martin Luther King "I Have a Dream" . It includes the speech as well as other documentary footage.
Black History: a retrospective
Roads to Memphis
A documentary on the 1963 March on Washington is PBS' The March.
Focusing on his assassination and the times following is A Ripple of Hope.
For a cinematic look at Mrs. King, there is Betty & Coretta
Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
I Am Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. and the 1963 March on Washington
I Have a Dream
MLK: Journey of A King
The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream
Gospel Of Freedom
Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.
The King Years
The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.