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December 2022 / January 2023 - What's Happening @ LWLC: MLK Day

"A day on, NOT a day off"

WHEN: January 16, 2023

WHY: It is a federal holiday honoring a modern civil rights fighter. Martin Luther King was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia and was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. 15 years after the death of Dr. King, the U.S. Congress passed a resolution making the third Monday of January a federal holiday which President Ronald Reagan signed into law. Its celebration has taken place each year since 1986.

 Photo source: acurator.com 

Martin Luther King, Jr. and Montgomery, AL

Martin Luther King became pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama in 1954. He played a leadership role in the 1955-1956 Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Read more about the man and his struggles during the Bus Boycott: http://www.sparknotes.com/biography/mlk/section3.rhtml.

Below is a photo of the King family home in Montgomery, Alabama at 309 South Jackson Street. (Close to ASU!!)

 

image: house-crazy.com 

image: alamy.com  

E-Resources

E-resources that provide infomation about Martin Luther King include the following:

Books & E-Books

Here are some books and e-books accessible to ASU patrons  that discuss Dr. Martin Luther King and his life. 

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