January 21 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a federal holiday which falls on the third Monday of January each year, near the time of King’s birthday, January 15. The Georgia State University Library has a number of new resources on King. To learn more about King, his politics, his family, and his legacy, check these out:
- Edythe Scott Bagley with Joe Hilley, Desert Rose: The Life and Legacy of Coretta Scott King (2012; afterword by Bernice A. King)
- Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson, Dreams and Nightmares: Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and the Struggle for Black Equality in America (2012)
- Keith D. Miller, Martin Luther King’s Biblical Epic: His Final, Great Speech (2012)
- Stuart Wexler and Larry Hancock, The Awful Grace of God: Religious Terrorism, White Supremacy, and the Unsolved Murder of Martin Luther King Jr. (2012)
- Ben Kamin, Room 306: The National Story of the Lorraine Motel (2012); on the shrine status of the hotel where King was assassinated.
- Robert E. Birt, The Liberatory Thought of Martin Luther King Jr.: Critical Essays on the Philosopher King (2012)
Primary Sources (King in his own words)
- Martin Luther King, Jr., ed. Michael K. Honey, All Labor Has Dignity (2012); speeches by King.
- Martin Luther King, Jr., ed. Lewis V. Baldwin, “Thou, Dear God”: Prayers that Open Hearts and Spirits (2012)
Looking for more? The GSU Library has many other resources by and about King.
- To find resources by King, type “King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968” into the search box on the Catalog tab, and select “Author” from the dropdown menu.
- To find resources about King, try the same search, but select “Subject” from the dropdown menu.
Other sources for learning more about King include:
- Black Thought and Culture
- Civil Rights Digital Library
- Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site (National Park Service)