Martin Luther King Jr. Week

Martin Luther King Jr. Week

Jan. 13 - Jan. 20, 2019

                                    MLK Week

Events | Did You Know?
Good Reads | Good Movies | For Children | For Teens 

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Week Jan. 13-20. Experience programs about social justice, art and the crisis in black education.


Attend story times, make crafts and listen to engaging speakers. Find these events and more in the calendar.


We March Citizen King Selma the movie _ DVD cover Darrell C. Crain Jr. March on Washington
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Story Time
January 15 at Takoma 
Citizen King
January 15 at Georgetown
Evening Movies: Selma
January 15 at Tenley-Friendship
The March on Washington: A Discussion with Jamie Stiehm
January 16 at Cleveland Park
Kite Flying Picture of Poor People's Campaign Rally seeds of freedom The Radical King by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Kites for King
January 17 at Southeast
Poor People's Campaign Teach-In
January 17 at Shaw
Songs and Stories of Freedom and Peace
January 15 at Petworth
The Radical King
January 24 at Southwest
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Did You Know?

Your library has a wealth of online resources that can help enrich your understanding of Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights movement and even your own personal history. It all can be found in our databases

collage: civil rights protestors, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr You can search your family and local history through Heritage Quest. Find in Genealogy
You can read articles from four historic black newspapers:
  • Atlanta Daily World
  • The Baltimore Afro-American
  • Chicago Defender
  • New York Amsterdam News
Information dates back to the late 1800s.
Find in Magazines and Newspapers
Oxford African American Studies Center The African American Studies Center contains over 5,000 biographies; more than 7,500 articles and hundreds of maps; documents; images; timelines; websites and charts and tables of African-American life; history and culture. Find in Biography
Apollo Theater Black Studies Center is a fully cross-searchable gateway to black studies that includes scholarly essays, recent periodicals, historical newspaper articles and much more. Find in Black Studies Online Research
Blank Panther Party The African American Experience contains 500 full-text reference and scholarly articles and over 4,000 slave narratives. Includes primary documents, maps and images, lesson plans, searchable timelines and Web links. Find in Black Studies Online Research
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Good Reads

The Fire Next Time book cover

The Fire Next Time
by James Baldwin
Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr book cover

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr.
by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The March on Washington book cover

The March on Washington: Jobs and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights
by Will Jones
The King Years book cover

The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement 
by Taylor Branch
Martin's Dream book cover

Martin's Dream: My Journey and the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr: A Memoir
by Clayborne Carson
Gospel of Freedom book cover

Gospel of Freedom: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail and the Struggle That Changed a Nation
by Jonathan Rieder
Across That Bridge book cover

Across That Bridge
by John Lewis
I Must Resist book cover

I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin's Life in Letters
by Bayard Rustin
Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention book cover

Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention
by Manning Marable
I Have a Dream book cover

I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches
by Martin Luther King Jr. 
All Labor Has Dignity book cover

All Labor Has Dignity
by Martin Luther King Jr. 
Martin Luther King Jr: Essential Box Set cover

Martin Luther King Jr.:
The Essential Boxed Set

by Martin Luther King Jr. 
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Good Movies

A Class Apart cover art Citizen King cover art Ghosts of Mississippi cover art Malcolm X cover art Boycott cover art The History Makers cover art
A Class Apart Citizen King Ghosts of Mississippi Malcolm X Boycott The History Makers
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For Children


My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr cover art

My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
by Martin Luther King III
Martin and Mahalia cover art

Martin and Mahalia:
His Words, Her Song

by Andrea Davis Pinkney
I Have a Dream cover art

I Have a Dream
by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; Paintings by Kadir Nelson
Martin Luther King Jr and The March on Washington cover art

Martin Luther King Jr.
and the March on Washington

by Gary Jeffrey
Marching to the Mountaintop cover art

Marching to the Mountaintop: How Poverty, Labor Fights and Civil Rights Set the Stage for Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Hours
by Ann Bausum
Child of the Civil Rights Movement cover art

Child of the Civil Rights Movement
by Paula Young Shelton
Martin Luther King Jr.: Great Civil Rights Leader

Martin Luther King Jr: Great Civil Rights Leader
by Jennifer Fandel



Selma, Lord, Selma cover art

Selma, Lord, Selma
Disney DVD
March On! cover art

March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World...And More Stories About African American History
Scholastic Storybook Treasures

Online Resources

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Video storybooks paired with factual eBooks for preschoolers, kindergartners and beginning readers.
Experience facts about subjects in history, science and geography. Ages 9-11.
Explore American History through videos, online books and quizzes. Ages 9 and older.
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For Teens

MLK: Journey of a King cover art

M.L.K.: Journey of a King
by Tonya Bolden
We Troubled the Waters cover art

We Troubled the Waters
by Ntozake Shange
To the Mountaintop cover art

To the Mountaintop: My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement
by Charlayne Hunter-Gault
March: Book One cover art

March: Book One
by John Lewis
The Silence of Our Friends cover art

The Silence of Our Friends
by Mark Long
I See the Promised Land cover art

I See the Promised Land: A Life of Martin Luther King Jr.
by Arthur Flowers
Still I Rise

Still I Rise
by Roland Laird
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