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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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