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Black History Month: Activities and Information

Rasmussen University supports the celebration of Black History Month each February.

National Park Service: War for Freedom

Smithsonian Museums and Educational Resources

Library of Congress Themed Resources on Civil Rights

National Endowment for the Humanities

Books by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

img_1919.jpg - Dr Martin Luther King, Jr  Memorial 

Check for these books in your local public library:                                                                                                                   

Strength to Love. New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1963. This is a collection of Dr. King’s most requested sermons.

Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story. New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1958. Dr. King’s first book; the story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the beginning of the Nonviolent Civil Rights Movement.

The Trumpet of Conscience. New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1968. (Foreword by Coretta Scott King.) This book is taken from the 1967 Massey Lectures which King gave through the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. King addresses issues including the Vietnam War, youth and civil disobedience and concludes with the “Christmas Sermon for Peace.”

Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1967. An assessment of America’s priorities and a warning that they need to be re-ordered.

Why We Can’t Wait. New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1963. The essential writings of Martin Luther King, Jr. , James M. Washington, ed.