Check out Concordia University Ann Arbor's Martin Luther King Jr. Day reading list.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day reading list
Martin Luther King Jr. day was established in order to honor the civil rights work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Did you know that it took nearly 15 years for this day to be recognized? According to history.com, Martin Luther King Jr. is the first private citizen to be honored with a federal holiday in modern times.
Some of King’s accomplishments
King organized The Great March on August 28, 1968, which emphasized the need for equal rights for jobs and freedom. This event involved about 250,000 people and took place in Washington D.C. King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Prior to this historic event, he started the Montgomery Bus Boycott as well as the Birmingham Campaign.
Shanitra Cheff is Concordia University Ann Arbor’s Director of Multicultural Engagement. Cheff reflected on King’s legacy, stating: “I believe it’s imperative that we offer opportunities to educate ourselves and our community on the impact of such legendary historical influencers as Martin Luther King Jr. His activism and leadership has had a profound impact on our societal ideology today.”
In order to learn more about Martin Luther King Jr.’s accomplishments, CUAA’s Coordinator of Library Services, Liz Hartig, prepared a reading list for you below. Hartig shared why she prepared this list: “CUAA students, faculty, and staff have access to many books by and about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His works and legacy can help guide us as we navigate many issues we face today as a community.”
MLK Day reading list
Books written by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Where Do We Go from Here : Chaos or Community?
Author: Martin Luther King
Stride Toward Freedom : The Montgomery Story
Author: Martin Luther King
The Measure of a Man
Author: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Books about Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Ring Out Freedom! : The Voice of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement
Author: Fredrik Sunnemark
Martin Luther King Jr, Profiles in Power
Author: John A. Kirk
Martin Luther King Jr. , Heroism, and African American Literature
Author: Trudier Harris
From Civil Rights to Human Rights : Martin Luther King, Jr. , and the Struggle for Economic Justice
Author: Thomas F. Jackson
Martin Luther King Jr. and the Morality of Legal Practice : Lessons in Love and Justice
Author: Robert K. Vischer
April 4, 1968 : Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Death and How it Changed America
Author: Michael Eric Dyson
Breaking White Supremacy : Martin Luther King Jr. and the Black Social Gospel
Author: Gary Dorrien
The Chicago Freedom Movement : Martin Luther King Jr. and Civil Rights Activism in the North
Authors: Mary Lou Finley, Kimberlie Jackson, Bernard, Jr. LaFayette, James R., Jr. Ralph, Pam Smith, Clayborne Carson, Leonard Rubinowitz, Brian White, Gail Schechter, and Herman Jenkins
King Me : Three One-Act Plays Inspired by the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Author: Clinnesha D. Sibley
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