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
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