Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.
Today we honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights leader who would have turned 84 this year. A federal holiday to honor King, who was assassinated in April 1968, was first observed in 1986. Congress also designated it a national day of service in 1994.
April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr.'s death and transformation of America by Michael Eric Dyson
At Canaan's edge: America in the King years 1965-68 by Taylor Branch
The autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. by edited by Clayborne Carson
Behind the dream: the making of the speech that transformed a nation by Clarence B. Jones and Stuart Connelly
Going down Jericho Road: the Memphis strike, Martin Luther King's last campaign by Michael K. Honey
Martin Luther King, Jr. by Marshall Frady
Parting the waters: America in the King years, 1954-1963 by Taylor Branch
Pillar of fire: America in the King years, 1963-65 by Taylor Branch
The preacher King: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the word that moved America by Richard Lischer
Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.: his life and crusade in pictures by Charles Johnson & Bob Adelman
Citizen King [videodisc] by a ROJA Productions film for American experience; in association with the BBC and WGBH Boston
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [videodisc]: a historical perspective by producer, Melissa Wegman; written and directed by Thomas Friedman
A ripple of hope [videodisc] by Covenant Productions
We shall not be moved [videodisc] by FamilyNet Television; Faith and Value Media; producer, writer, director, Bernie Hargis