Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

  1. A Life of Justice and Service

    Articles A Life of Justice and Service

    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…

  2. "Thou, Dear God"

    Product "Thou, Dear God"

    • By Martin Luther, Jr. King
    • Posted on November 1st, 2011

    ""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…

  3. Where Do We Go From Here

    Product Where Do We Go From Here

    • By Martin Luther King Jr
    • Posted on January 1st, 2010

    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…

  4. Stride Toward Freedom

    Product Stride Toward Freedom

    • By Martin Luther King, Jr.
    • Posted on January 1st, 2010

    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 …

  5. The Trumpet of Conscience

    Product The Trumpet of Conscience

    • By Martin Luther, Jr. King
    • Posted on October 1st, 2010

  6. I Have a Dream

    Product I Have a Dream

    • By Martin Luther King
    • Posted on January 1st, 1992

    "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…

  7. All Labor Has Dignity - With CD (Audio)

    Product All Labor Has Dignity - With CD (Audio)

    • By Martin Luther, Jr. King
    • Posted on January 1st, 2011

    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 …

  8. MLK

    Product MLK

    • By Martin Luther, Jr. King
    • Posted on October 1st, 2011

    "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…

  9. Martin's Big Words

    Product Martin's Big Words

    • By multiple authors
    • Posted on October 1st, 2001

    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., …

  10. Strength to Love

    Product Strength to Love

    • By Martin Luther King Jr
    • Posted on April 1st, 2010

    "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…

  11. The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr

    Product The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr

    • By Martin Luther, Jr. King
    • Posted on January 1st, 2001

    Using Stanford University's voluminous collection of archival material, including previously unpublished writings, interviews, recordings, and correspondence, King scholar…

  12. Why We Can't Wait

    Product Why We Can't Wait

    • By Martin Luther King, Jr.
    • Posted on January 1st, 2000

    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…

  13. The Courage to Listen

    Articles The Courage to Listen

    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 …

  14. The Biblical Call to Love

    Articles The Biblical Call to Love

    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…

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

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

    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…

  16. Living The Dream

    Articles Living The Dream

    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…

  17. A Testament of Hope

    Product A Testament of Hope

    • By Martin King
    • Posted on December 1st, 1990

    "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…

  18. Waking from the Dream

    Product Waking from the Dream

    • By David Chappell
    • Posted on January 1st, 2014

    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…

  19. A Time to Break Silence

    Product A Time to Break Silence

    • By Martin Luther King, Jr.
    • Posted on November 1st, 2013

    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…

  20. A Gift of Love

    Product A Gift of Love

    • By Martin Luther, Jr. King
    • Posted on November 1st, 2012

    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…

  21. The Resounding Call to Dream

    Blog The Resounding Call to Dream

    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…