Martin Luther King Day Inspirations

January 13, 2009

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is fast approaching — on Monday, January 19th. Plenty of distractions abound, not the least of which is the inauguration of Barak Obama on Tuesday. There are many fine books which provide inspirational documentation of King’s life, work and accomplishments. We encourage reading about Dr. King, a pivotal figure in united States history, not just in honor of his birthday but year-round, for sufficient motivation to stand up for the prize he sought. If you’re looking for ideas on how to carry on, go to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Of Service website.

To Read:

A Knock At Midnight: inspiration from the great sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the laws that changed America by Nick Kotz

The Dream: Martin Luther King Jr., and the speech that inspired a nation by Drew Hansen

Martin Luther King, Jr.: a life by Marshall Frady

As Good As Anybody: Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel’s amazing march toward freedom by Richard Michelson

M.L.K.: journey of a king by Tonya Bolden

and the Taylor Branch trilogy:
Parting The Waters: America in the King years, 1954-63
Pillar Of Fire: America in the King years, 1963-65
At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King years, 1965-68


3 Responses to “Martin Luther King Day Inspirations”

  1. Angie Fran Says:

    I also encourage reading about Martin Luther King Jr. ESPECIALLY about one of King’s most central legacies often lost in holiday remembrances – his stance against global poverty and his encouragement for all Americans to learn about and combat it.

    Download the free 2-page inspirational flyer about Martin Luther King Jr. and what he fought for in that regard here:

    Think about the global poverty statistics mentioned therein – comparing those in King’s time – to those in the present, and share the information (and/or flyer) with others.

    This would certainly be an excellent way at both honoring King’s vision, and opening your eyes to the currently still dreadful state of humanity. Pass It On!

    ( You can also get the flyer by emailing the author at )

  2. Angie Fran Says:

    You can also get the Dr. King flyer here

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