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:
- The King Center
- The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
- Portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
- Martin Luther King, Jr. The Nobel Peace Prize 1964
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To find books and audiovisual materials in the Library's catalog:
- Search by subject under King, Martin Luther, Jr. to find materials about Dr. King.
- Search by author under King, Martin Luther, Jr. to find materials by Dr. King.
- Search under the subject Civil Rights Movement to find materials about the history of that movement.
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.
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