Martin Luther King, Jr.

Created on January 15th, 2013

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Articles and resources to help celebrate the life of the extraordinary 20th century civil rights leader.

A Life of Justice and Service

A Life of Justice and Service

By Melissa Slocum
Monday, for the twenty-seventh time, Americans will celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the federal holiday that bears his name. On November 3, 1983… read more
"Thou, Dear God"

"Thou, Dear God"

By Martin Luther, Jr. King
""Thou, Dear God"" is the first and only collection of sixty-eight prayers by Martin Luther King, Jr. Arranged thematically in six parts--with prayers for spiritual guidance…
Where Do We Go From Here

Where Do We Go From Here

By Martin Luther King Jr
In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., isolated himself from the demands of the civil rights movement, rented a house in Jamaica with no telephone, and labored over his final…
Stride Toward Freedom

Stride Toward Freedom

By Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s account of the first successful large-scale application of nonviolence resistance in America is comprehensive, revelatory, and intimate. King described …
The Trumpet of Conscience

The Trumpet of Conscience

By Martin Luther, Jr. King
I Have a Dream

I Have a Dream

By Martin Luther King
"His life informed us, his dreams sustain us yet."*On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial looking out over thousands of troubled…
All Labor Has Dignity - With CD (Audio)

All Labor Has Dignity - With CD (Audio)

By Martin Luther, Jr. King
An unprecedented and timely collection of Dr. King's speeches on labor rights and economic justice People forget that Dr. King was every bit as committed to economic justice as he …
MLK

MLK

By Martin Luther, Jr. King
"MLK: A Celebration in Word and Image "is an unprecedented collection of black-and-white photographs combined with stirring quotations by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This…
Martin's Big Words

Martin's Big Words

By multiple authors
This picture book biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. brings his life and the profound nature of his message to young children through his own words. Martin Luther King, Jr., …
Strength to Love

Strength to Love

By Martin Luther King Jr
"If there is one book Martin Luther King, Jr. has written that people consistently tell me has changed their lives, it is Strength to Love." So wrote Coretta Scott King. She…
The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr

By Martin Luther, Jr. King
Using Stanford University's voluminous collection of archival material, including previously unpublished writings, interviews, recordings, and correspondence, King scholar…
Why We Can't Wait

Why We Can't Wait

By Martin Luther King, Jr.
Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963 "Perhaps it is easy for those who have never felt the stinging darts of segregation to say, 'Wait.' But when you have seen vicious…
The Courage to Listen

The Courage to Listen

By Brett Younger
1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20) The year after Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, I was a third grader in Ridgeland, Mississippi. I lived in a segregated world—separate and … read more
The Biblical Call to Love

The Biblical Call to Love

By Erik Alsgaard
No Greater Love Dorwin Stoddard loved his wife, Mavanell, with all his heart. On Saturday, January 8, 2011, witnesses say that Dorwin proved his love for Mavanell by saving her… read more
Prayers and Suggested Readings for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Prayers and Suggested Readings for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

By Ministry Matters
Pastoral Prayer IT IS GIVEN to only a few people, O God, to rise above the crowds and become symbols of hope and passion to all of us. We thank you for these persons, from Moses… read more
Living The Dream

Living The Dream

By Fred Allen
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the… read more
A Testament of Hope

A Testament of Hope

By Martin King
"We've got some difficult days ahead," civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr., told a crowd gathered at Memphis's Clayborn Temple on April 3, 1968. "But it really doesn't…
Waking from the Dream

Waking from the Dream

By David Chappell
The author of "A Stone of Hope, "called "one of the three or four most important books on the civil rights movement" by "The Atlantic Monthly, " turns his attention to the years…
A Time to Break Silence

A Time to Break Silence

By Martin Luther King, Jr.
The first collection of King's essential writings for high school students and young people "A Time to Break Silence" presents Martin Luther King, Jr.'s most important writings…
A Gift of Love

A Gift of Love

By Martin Luther, Jr. King
The classic collection of sixteen sermons preached and compiled by Dr. King As Dr. King prepared for the Birmingham campaign in early 1963, he drafted the final sermons for…
The Resounding Call to Dream

The Resounding Call to Dream

By Jerrod Hugenot
This weekend, many Americans gather to celebrate the civic holiday in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther, King, Jr. Dr. King had many ties to the American Baptist Churches/USA… read more