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ARTICLE_DESCRIPTION This year,&nbsp;Martin Luther King, Jr. Day&nbsp;is&nbsp;celebrated on&nbsp;Monday, January&nbsp;18.&nbsp; Learn about the life and work of&nbsp;Dr. King and&nbsp;the history of the holiday.<br />
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ARTICLE_TEXT <p>Martin Luther King, Jr.&nbsp;Day is observed on the third Monday in January to celebrate the memory of the civil rights leader.&nbsp; The first national King Holiday was observed on January 20, 1986.</p> <p>There are many Web sites that contain information about&nbsp; Dr. King's life and work, the history of the holiday and related activities and projects, including:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.thekingcenter.org/">The King Center</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.mlkday.gov/">The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.archives.gov/historical-docs/todays-doc/index.html?dod-date=115">Portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr.</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.nps.gov/malu/index.htm">Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site</a></li> <li><a href="http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1964/king-bio.html">Martin Luther King, Jr. The Nobel Peace Prize 1964</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>In the community...</strong></p> <p><span class="storyphotocaption">The Martin Luther King Jr. March and Celebration Rally begins at 10:30 a.m.&nbsp;on Monday, January 18 at Mediacom Ice Park, 635 East Trafficway.&nbsp; The march will end at Central High where&nbsp;the MLK Celebration Rally will begin at 11:30 a.m.&nbsp; For more information call 873-6386.</span></p> <p><b>In the Library...</b></p> <p>To find&nbsp;books and audiovisual materials in the Library's catalog:</p> <ul> <li>Search&nbsp;by subject&nbsp;under&nbsp;<a href="http://coolcat.org/search~S1/d?King%2C+Martin+Luther%2C+Jr.%2C+1929-1968&amp;search_code=a">King, Martin Luther, Jr.</a>&nbsp;to find materials <i>about</i> Dr. King.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>Search by author under <a href="http://coolcat.org/search~S1/?searchtype=a&amp;searcharg=king%2C+martin+luther+jr&amp;searchscope=1&amp;sortdropdown=-&amp;SORT=D&amp;extended=0&amp;SUBMIT=Search&amp;searchlimits=&amp;searchorigarg=dKing%2C+Martin+Luther%2C+Jr.%2C+1929-1968">King, Martin Luther, Jr.</a> to find materials <i>by&nbsp;</i>Dr. King.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>Search&nbsp;under the subject <a href="http://coolcat.org/search~S1/?searchtype=d&amp;searcharg=civil+rights+movements&amp;searchscope=1&amp;sortdropdown=-&amp;SORT=D&amp;extended=0&amp;SUBMIT=Search&amp;searchlimits=&amp;searchorigarg=dcivil+rights+movement">Civil Rights Movement</a>&nbsp;to find materials about the history of that movement.</li> </ul> <p><b>In the Library's databases...</b></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://0-infotrac.galegroup.com.www.coolcat.org/itweb/spri33612?db=BIC1">Biography in Context</a>* includes biographical information, magazine and news articles and Web sites about Dr. King and other civil rights leaders.</li> <li><a href="http://0-infotrac.galegroup.com.www.coolcat.org/itweb/spri33612?db=MSIC">Research in Context</a>* contains primary sources, multimedia resources and biographical information about Dr. King as well as the history of civil rights in the United States.</li> </ul>
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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.

There are many Web sites that contain information about  Dr. King's life and work, the history of the holiday and related activities and projects, including:

In the community...

The Martin Luther King Jr. March and Celebration Rally begins at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 18 at Mediacom Ice Park, 635 East Trafficway.  The march will end at Central High where the MLK Celebration Rally will begin at 11:30 a.m.  For more information call 873-6386.

In the Library...

To find books and audiovisual materials in the Library's catalog:

In the Library's databases...

  • Biography in Context* includes biographical information, magazine and news articles and Web sites about Dr. King and other civil rights leaders.
  • Research in Context* contains primary sources, multimedia resources and biographical information about Dr. King as well as the history of civil rights in the United States.

* Library card required for use outside the Library

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