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Martin Luther King, Jr.: Library Resources on MLK
Guide highlights TTC Library resources for learning about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his life and legacy.
Famous King Quotations
"We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools."
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
"If you can't fly then run; if you can't run then walk; if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward."
"Let no man pull you low enough to hate him."
WATCH THIS: Stevie Wonder Sings Happy Birthday to Martin Luther King
Books on Dr. King in the Library's Online Catalogue
Acclaimed by leading historians and critics when it appeared shortly after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., this foundational biography wends through the corridors in which King held court, posing the right questions and providing a keen measure of the man whose career and mission enthrall scholars and general readers to this day. Updated with a new preface and more than a dozen photographs of King and his contemporaries, this edition presents the unforgettable story of King's life and death for a new generation.
On April 4, 1968, at 6:01 p.m., while he was standing on a balcony at a Memphis hotel, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and fatally wounded. Only hours earlier King ended his final speech with the words, "I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight, that we as a people will get to the Promised Land.” Acclaimed public intellectual and best-selling author Michael Eric Dyson examines how King fought, and faced, his own death, and how America can draw on his legacy in the twenty-first century. April 4, 1968 celebrates the leadership of Dr. King, and challenges America to renew its commitment to his vision.
The article presents the speech "Let Us Keep Climbing Toward That Promised Land" by United States President Barack Obama, delivered at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Dedication on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on October 16, 2011 in which the President discussed Dr. King's moral imagination and teachings, poverty in the U.S., and faith in a benevolent God.
This essay, winner of the 2015 Annual "Atlantic" and College Board Writing Prize, responds to the "I have a dream" speech given by African American civil rights advocate Martin Luther King, Jr. at the March on Washington, D.C. held August 28, 1963. Topics addressed include rhetorical analysis of the speech's dominant metaphors and features, personal remarks by the author regarding the international influence of the speech, and commentary on the contemporary state of race relations.
The article presents a speech by rhetorician, journalist and essayist Emerson Moran delivered at the celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 15, 2016 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Topics of the speech include the history of the emancipation of African American slaves, the works of civil rights worker Martin Luther King Jr. and the 1963 March for Freedom movement.