Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
The Mercer University Libraries honors Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 16. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights activist were dedicated to the fight for freedom and equality. Check out the film, books, and web resources below about Dr. King, and visit the table displays at the Douglas/Henry Academic Centers and the Swilley Library. Lastly, be sure to watch the YouTube video with Rev. Dr. Thomas Slater, professor emeritus in the McAfee School of Theology, who discusses Dr. King’s speeches and sermons.
King in the Wilderness: The Final Years of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a documentary that chronicles the last three years of Dr. King’s life. It’s available to stream on Kanopy, which is available through the Mercer University Libraries.
Browse a few of these books available through the libraries.
- To Shape a New World: Essays on the Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Tommie Shelby and Brandon Terry
- Killing King: Racial Terrorists, James Earl Ray, and the Plot to Assassinate Martin Luther King Jr. by Stuart Wexler and Larry Hancock
- The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King, Jr., Clayborne Carson, Ralph Luker, and Penny Russell
- LIFE: Martin Luther King, Jr. by The Editors of LIFE, Charles Johnson, and John Lewis
- Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference by David Garrow
- The Seminarian: Martin Luther King, Jr. Comes of Age by Patrick Parr and David Garrow
For more information about Martin Luther King, Jr., see the resources below.