The library is closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day tomorrow. Did you know the American Library Association has an Award named for his wife, Coretta Scott King? Find out more on the ALA website, including a list of the winners. http://www.ala.org/emiert/cskbookawards/about
Martin Luther King Jr. was a great thinker and orator. The “I have a Dream” speech is his most famous, but he delivered many others. The quote on the picture below is from “The American Dream“, a sermon. The speech show cases Martin Luther King Jr.’s ability to blend philosophy, religion, political science and sociology into a single narrative. Coretta Scott King continued to fight for the equitable treatment of all people and for Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy long after his death. Her legacy, separate from that of Martin Luther King Jr.’s, is positive change achieved through courage and personal sacrifice.
You can stream movies, download magazines and books from the library even when we are closed. This includes Coretta Scott King winning and honor books. http://www.pmlib.org/downloads/ If you would like to read more about Dr. King, we have published a short bibliography with some additional links, of works on Martin Luther King in Context: A Man Who Inspired and was Inspired by Others, Resented by Many, Yet Rarely Marched Alone