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.
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