Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed on Monday, January 16 this year. The GSU Library has many resources for learning more about King and the Civil Rights movement more generally.
- Bob Adelman, ed., and intro. by Charles Johnson, MLK: A Celebration in Word and Image (2011)
- Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson, Dreams and Nightmares: Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and the Struggle for Black Equality in America (2012)
- Clarence B. Jones and Stuart Connelly, Behind the Dream: The Making of the Speech That Transformed a Nation (2011; on the making of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech)
- Rebecca Burns, Burial for a King: Martin Luther King’s Funeral and the Week That Transformed Atlanta and Rocked the Nation (2011)
- Calvin A. Ramsey, Belle, the Last Mule at Gee’s Bend: A Civil Rights Story (2011, for children; in Gee’s Bend, Alabama, Miz Pettway tells young Alex about the historic role her mule played in the struggle for civil rights led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Includes factual information about the community of Gee’s Bend and Martin Luther King, Jr).
New books about the Civil Rights movement include the following:
- Thurgood Marshall, and Michael G. Long, ed., Marshalling Justice: The Early Civil Rights Letters of Thurgood Marshall (2011)
- Richie Jean Sherrod Jackson, House by the Side of the Road: The Selma Civil Rights Movement (2011)
- Quinton H. Dixie and Peter Eisenstadt, Visions of a Better World: Howard Thurman’s Pilgrimage to India and the Origins of African American Nonviolence (2011)
- Serena Mayeri, Reasoning from Race: Feminism, Law, and the Civil Rights Movement (2011)
- Emilye Crosby, Civil Rights History from the Ground Up: Local Struggles, a National Movement (2011)
- Earnest N. Bracey, Fannie Lou Hamer: The Life of a Civil Rights Icon (2011)
Also check out this new documentary:
- Freedom Riders (2011)
You can find many more resources about King and the Civil Rights movement in our library catalog or in Discover! Try searches for “Martin Luther King, Jr.” or “civil rights movement” to get started.