WHEN: January 16, 2017
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 (NF); Text: FB
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: 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 (NF); Text: FB, NF
Black Studies Center - A fully cross-searchable gateway to Black Studies with access to the Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, International Index to Black Periodicals, and The Chicago Defender (1910-1975).
Ethnic Newswatch - Biographical information, photographs, and illustrations on African Americans along with content from many African American newspapers and journals.
Martin Luther King Jr. Education Institute - Information concerning Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life (including projects, resources, speeches) and the movements that were/are inspired by him.
Here are some books and e-books accessible to ASU patrons that discuss the Dr. Martin Luther King and his life. Text & selections: FB, NF, KW