Books For All Ages That Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

Friday, January 15, 2021
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Martin Luther King Jr Booklist

Many decades have passed since the world lost Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., yet his trail-blazing legacy still lives on. As a celebrated nonviolent resistance organizer, Martin Luther King Jr. fought against racial inequality and segregation. He was a talented orator and many of his speeches are still relevant and revered today, especially his "I Have A Dream" speech. Pictures of him leading the march on Selma are frequently shared on social media as inspiration that his dream still lives on.

  • Color photo of King

    Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, shown in an undated file photo.

  • Illustration of Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream Speech

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., illustration by artist Kent Barton. September 12, 1983.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. waves to the crowd gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. waves as he gives his "I Have a Dream" speech during the march on Washington in 1963. 

  • King addresses thousands who gathered at the Lincoln Memorial

    Dr. Martin Luther King addresses thousands who gathered for Civil Rights in front of the Lincoln Memorial August of 1963.

  • King with his wife and others at the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama

    The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. waves as he and his wife Coretta lead off the final day of the Civil Rights March in 1965 from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. With them, to their left, is the Rev. D.F. Reese of Selma.

  • King speaking with the press about his arrest for leading the Montgomery Alabama bus boycott

    Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking about his arrest for leading the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott in 1955-56. From Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights years, which was produced by Blackside, Inc. and presented on PBS by WGBH Boston. Original photo from the Associated Press.

  • King speaking in Birmingham in 1966

    The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking in Birmingham, Ala. during a three-day whistle-stop tour of Alabama in the Spring of 1966. 

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy, look back on his life, his hopes, and his dreams, with these reads that will inspire us all to continue the work that Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. started for us.

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