Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The Library offers a variety of resources for children, teens and adults.

Today marks the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. His life and work as a preacher, political activist and Civil-Rights leader during the Jim Crow era in the South makes him one of the United States greatest African-American leaders of all time. His message was equality for all people which he carried out with non-violent marches and sit-ins and his speeches were inspirational to a generation of Americans. His life and work has been honored with a national holiday, schools and public buildings named after him, and a memorial on Independence Mall in Washington, D.C.

The Brighton District Library has a wide variety of books, audio CD’s, and DVD’s about his life and work that are suitable for children, teens and adult readers.


Civil-Rights Activist by Debbie Foy

A Lesson for Martin Luther King, Jr. by Denise Lewis

Biography - Martin Luther King, Jr. by Amy Pastan

Biography - Martin Luther King, Jr. by Christine Hatt

DVD - March On! the day my brother Martin changed the world  

Young Adult

Partners to History: Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph David Abernathy, and the Civil Rights Movement by Donzaleigh Abernathy

I May Not Get There With You: the true Martin Luther King, Jr. by Michael Eric Dyson

Biography - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Audio CD - We Shall Overcome by Herb Boyd, Narrated by Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee


Martin Luther King, Jr.: a life by Marshall Frady

At Canaan's Edge: American in the King Years 1965-1968 by Taylor Branch

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King, Jr., 1929-1968

The Preacher King: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Word That Moved America by Richard Lischer

DVD - Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years 1954-1965


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