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Collage of MLK and Black Church books

We commemorate Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday on January 15 with a list of books that turn to Rev. King's practice as a Baptist minister and how his beliefs and faith directed his civil rights activism. Rev.


Collage of picture books celebrating the inspiration of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Mara Alpert, February 08, 2021

There are plenty of biographies about Martin Luther King Jr. written for children, and more are published every year. But sometimes parents, caregivers, and teachers might want to focus less on dates and places, and more on the inspiration Dr.


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King
Ana Campos, January 15, 2021

The birthday of civil activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated on the third Monday of January in the United States. Dr. King fought for the civil rights of African-Americans with peaceful demonstrations. It was after his death that there was a movement to make his birthday a holiday.


King speaks to a crowd of 4,500 on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles on April 27, 1965
Christina Rice, January 15, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia, but as in so many cities and towns throughout the country, his impact on Los Angeles was strong and far-reaching. King visited L.A.


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King
Ana Campos, January 12, 2021

El tercer lunes de cada mes de enero en los Estados Unidos se celebra el cumpleaños del activista civil Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. El Dr. King luchó por los derechos civiles de los afro-americanos con manifestaciones pacíficas.


Martin Luther King and Governor Edmund G. Brown during a Freedom Rally at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.
Tina Lernø, April 04, 2018

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. He was 39 years old when he was shot to death at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968.


Martin Luther King Jr. and Governor Edmund G. Brown during a Freedom Rally at the Los Angeles Sports Arena on June 18, 1961. Photo Courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library Herald-Examiner Collection
Eileen Ybarra, January 12, 2018

In the early 1960s, Martin Luther King Jr., (MLK) symbolized hope, fortitude, and change in a country that was caught in discriminatory social attitudes towards African-Americans. He was a leader and spokesperson for the Civil Rights Movement.


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