In remembrance and celebration of the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968, why not read more about him? A.K. Smiley Public Library offers a variety of books, audio books, and e-books for children, teens, and adults on Dr. King.
An American Baptist minister, activist, and political philosopher, Dr. King was one of the most prominent leaders in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968 at the age of 39. He advanced civil rights for people of color in the United States through the use of nonviolent resistance and nonviolent civil disobedience against Jim Crow laws and other forms of discrimination in the United States.
In 1983, Congress made the birthday of Dr. King a federal holiday, and in 1994, declared it a National Day of Service. For more information, visit MLKday.gov.
Look for these items–and more–on display in the Library (which are available to check-out), or follow the link to our catalog to learn more about it and to place it on hold.