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New Resources: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 16, 2017)

mlklogoMartin Luther King, Jr., Day falls on Monday, January 16, this year. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a federal holiday designated by Congress in 1994 as a day of service. The holiday falls on the third Monday of January; King’s actual birthday was January 15, 1929.

The Georgia State University Library has many resources for learning more about Martin Luther King, Jr’s life and impact, the broader civil rights movement, and on building on the Civil Rights Movement’s legacy into the 21st century. Our newest acquisitions include:

cover, Lewis V. Baldwin, Beyond the Public Veil: The Humanness of Martin Luther King, Jr.Books on Martin Luther King, Jr.


Government Sources

Broader sources on the Civil Rights Movement, newly acquired, include:

cover, J. Michael Butler, Beyond Integration: The Black Freedom Struggle in Escambia County, Florida, 1960-1980

And, on how to build on the legacy of civil rights activism into the 21st century, see these resources (among others!)

These are only our newest resources. We have many more resources about King and the Civil Rights Movement.

  • To find resources by King in our library type “King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968″ into the search box on the Catalog tab or the Advanced Discover Search b (both on the library’s homepage), and select “Author” from the dropdown menu.
  • To find resources about King, try the same search, but select “Subject” from the dropdown menu.

The GSU Library also provides access to a number of databases which include many documents and other materials created as part of the Civil Rights Movement; these databases are accessible to GSU students, faculty, and staff (Campus ID and password needed):

These websites are examples of freely available digital collections of similar materials:

Finally, the federal government’s Corporation for National and Community Service website for Martin Luther King Day of Service website contains toolkits and other resources for locating and carrying out service projects for January 16.

Please note that the GSU Library will be closed on January 16, but our databases are accessible from off campus with your GSU Campus ID and password.