Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Leading the march against the Vietnam conflict are Dr. Benjamin Spock, tall, white-haired man, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., third from right, in a parade on State St. in Chicago, Ill., March 25, 1967. Dr. Spock is co-chairman of the National Committee for Sane Nuclear Policy. (AP Photo)

First off, welcome back! A new year and a new semester. We hope you enjoyed your break and are returning relaxed and rejuvenated.

Today our country remembers the great civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. His tireless efforts and sacrifice greatly advanced the cause of racial equality in America. Stop by the library to check-out a book or DVD about MLK and his legacy.

Books:

Video:

  • Voices of civil rights [videorecording] / The History Channel ; A&E Television Networks. Call number: E185.61 .V65 2006 Vol. 1-2
  • Citizen King [videorecording] / a ROJA Productions film for American experience. Call number: E185.97 .K5 C58 2004
  • A history of black achievement in America [videorecording] / produced by Centre Communications, Inc. for Ambrose Video Publishing. Call number: E185 .H57 2005 Vol. 4

Recently, MLK Day has become recognized as a day of service. How will you spend your day off? Looking for volunteer opportunities? Check out some of these local organizations or visit the official MLK Day of Service site provided by the Corporation for National & Community Service to find a project near you.

One last thing- This Friday (January 21) Windows on the World will feature Reverend Nathan Coleman, EU Lecturer in Social Work, as he presents “Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration”. Visit the Windows on the World site to learn more about this special program.

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