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History & Biography 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is observed on the third Monday in January to celebrate the memory of the civil rights leader.  The first national King Holiday was observed on January 20, 1986.

The Springfield, Mo. chapter of the NAACP will sponsor a march and celebration on Monday, Jan. 20. For more information visit  http://naacpspringfieldmo.org/.

The 15th Annual Springfield Multicultural Festival sponsored by Unite of Soutwest Missouri begins at noon on Monday. Find more information on the festival at http://unitenewsonline.org 

To read about Dr. King's life and work, the history of the holiday, and related activities and projects, go to these websites:

In the Library:

Here is a selection of books and audiovisual materials about Dr. King:

For additional books, e-books and audiovisual materials, search in the Library's catalog:

In the Library's databases:

  • Discovering Collection* contains primary sources, multimedia resources and biographical information about Dr. King as well as the history of civil rights in the United States.
  • Literature Resource Center* includes many types of information about Dr. King, including biography, literary overviews and criticism, primary sources and audio files.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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