Monday, January 18, 2021

Happy MLK Day!

Here are some materials to celebrate today's holiday: 

In order to look to the future, it is often necessary to get a clear picture of the past. In order to know where we are going, it is often necessary to see from whence we have come.

—Martin Luther King, Jr. (1957)

• Letter from a Birmingham City Jail (1963)

• March on Washington “I Have a Dream” (1963)

• Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech (1964)

• “The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi” Calvin Trillin’s encounter with Martin Luther King, Jr. on a flight to Mississippi for The New Yorker (1964)

• Martin Luther King, Jr.’s appearance on NBC’s Meet The Press to discuss his historic five-day march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama (1965)

• “Where Do We Go From Here?” delivered at the 11th Annual Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, discusses boycotts, power, and love (1967)

• Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Final Speech “I Have Been to the

• Additional Context for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Final Speech “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” (1968)