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Some More MLK Reading Choices

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Gracie Mansion, Rev. Martin Luther King press conference / World Telegram & Sun photo by Dick DeMarsico. 1964 July 30. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Martin Luther King Jr. gave the "I Have a Dream" speech on August 28, 1963.

The Libraries has a huge variety of materials available on Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., primarily in its Anacostia Community Museum and Smithsonian American Art / National Portrait Gallery Libraries—ranging from a video of his historic speech to his own writings, as well as biographical, historical and even artistic studies.

A wonderful way to immerse yourself in dreams that become history.

—Elizabeth Periale

Martin Luther King, "I have a dream," [videorecording].

Partners to history: Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph David Abernathy, and the civil rights movement, by Donzaleigh Abernathy ; foreword by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929-1968. "An Ebony picture biography."

Blessed are the peacemakers: Martin Luther King, Jr., eight white religious leaders, and the "Letter from Birmingham Jail." S. Jonathan Bass.

The papers of Martin Luther King, Jr., senior editor, Clayborne Carson ; volume editors, Ralph E. Luker, Penny A. Russell; advisory editor, Louis R. Harlan.

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Some MLK Reading Choices


  1. A wonderful way to immerse yourself in dreams that become history.

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