Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. photographed by Marion S. Trikosko, 1964. LC-DIG-ppmsc-01269
In honor of the upcoming birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (the third Monday in January), we’ve gathered the titles that we currently have in our catalog that might be of interest to you in studying the man and his causes.
Click on your choice of subjects related to King below, or browse the mini-catalog we’ve put together at the end of this post. Since the items change as our catalog changes, you might see different selections from one visit to the next.
- Martin Luther King Jr. — He was born on January 15, 1929, and was killed by an assassin on April 4, 1968.
- Christian — He was a Baptist minister.
- Civil Rights — He was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s.
- Mohandas Gandhi — He employed Mohandas Gandhi’s nonviolent methods of peaceful resistance in his civil rights events, such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955.
- Washington DC — He gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech during the 1963 March on Washington.
- Nobel Peace Prize – He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, the youngest person to receive the award at that time.
- Vietnam War — His opposition to the Vietnam War was controversial, causing him to lose some of his supporters.
- James Earl Ray — He was the assassin.
Mini-Catalog for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and His Causes
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Products related to Martin Luther King, Jr., including Civil Rights and the Vietnam War
"And when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children—black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics—will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, 'Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!'" — Martin Luther King, Jr. in his "I Have a Dream" speech, August 23, 1963.
"Presents the state's early history, growth of its cities and workforce, the development of religious and philosophical groups; more." — Hayes School Publishing Co., Publisher
"The group's courage was tested at every stop, where the thirteen men and women along with a few other supporters of black rights, were often harassed or beaten. TV cameras captured these senseless beatings and gave worldwide attention to the social injustice characteristic of the South. Reform took many years, but it began with a few brave men and women known as the 'freedom riders.'" — Childrens Press, Publisher
Root and Branch: Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall, and the Struggle to End Segregation (Hardback)
"With deft portrayals of Charles Hamilton Houston and Thurgood Marshall and captivating accounts of the cases they were involved in, Rawn James, Jr., brings back to our attention two central figures in the nation's efforts to use constitutional law to confront and overcome our history of segregation and racism." — Mark Tushnet, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
"Harper Lee's classic novel of a lawyer in the Deep South defending a black man charged with the rape of a white girl." — Back Cover
"Week by week, every single week since March 1923, TIME magazine has captured history in its flight. The result, after seven decades, is an unsurpassed chronicle of the sweeping forces and great events of the 20th century. ... Now the editors of TIME have collected their reporting on the most memorable individuals of our era in this volume." — The Editors of Time
Hellbound on His Trail: The Electrifying Account of the Largest Manhunt in American History (Paperback)
"[Sides] masterfully re-creates the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. ... Though the outcome is clear, we are nonetheless rapt—and then devastated." — Time Out New York
"Words That Built a Nation is unique. It collects and explains documents that have established, reinforced, and sometimes refocused the democratic dream. It should be part of every family's library." — Back Cover
"This is a book about people. The people are men and women who have helped us know more about the world, or who have proven they are so good at work. Perhaps they are very brave people who have made life better for others, sometimes at great risk." — Preface
"On fame's eternal camping ground / Their silent tents are spread / And glory guards with solemn round / The bivouac of the dead." — Theodore O'Hara, Poet whose verse is etched on plaques throughout the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery
"There are hundreds of memorials in the city of Washington. They show presidents or heroic soldiers or famous patriots. Some, such as the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial, tower impressively above the national's capital. But the memorial that attracts the most visitors is like no other statue or monument. It is a low, shiny, black wall covered with names. This is the story of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and how it was created." — David K. Wright, Author
"It is an eye-opening book—a front-row seat to a man, an institution, and a way of war and of peace that together make this an instant classic of military history."—From the Dust Jacket
"The Century presents history as it was lived, and as it will be remembered for the next hundred years. Here is a keepsake volume destined to be an essential part of every family's library: an epic journey through the last hundred years, whose heroes are our grandparents, our parents, ourselves." — Doubleday, Publisher
The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 4: The Modern Age: From Victoria's England to the End of the USSR (Paperback Book/Activity Book Set)
"A fourth or fifth grader who has a vague idea of what is going on in the world deserves to be started on the path to understanding." — Susan Wise Bauer, Author
"This spectacular book is a keepsake for every family's library. It is a riveting read and an essential research volume. It is the story of our time for all time." — Random House, Publisher
"When was color television invented? Who was Montezuma? What was Bloody Sunday? When was the first alphabet created? What were the effects of the Industrial Revolution?" — Visible Ink Press, Publisher
"In the historical record, a country's enemies are more inexpressive than its allies; conflict, after all, more dramatic than cooperation. The adversarial process tends to breed obsessions, and those obsessions usually become focused on one man, the chief of the enemy state, whether he be George III or Santa Anna, Adolf Hitler or Fidel Castro. This book is a study of those obsessions." — Larry Hedrick, Author, in "Enemies of the American Order" (page 5)