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Martin Luther King, Jr. - The Man Behind the Holiday

Martin Luther King, Jr

Today we join in celebration of the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr., one of America's greatest civil rights leaders. Whether you're taking part in the Silent March, performing a service or other local activities today, check out some of these library resources to learn more about the man behind the holiday.




Access Video on Demand

From the March on Washington to the "Mountaintop" speech to his funeral, this is a fantastic database for locating documentary footage on King's legacy.

African American Newspapers (1827-1998)

Read day-to-day first-hand coverage of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civl Rights Movement in hundreds of African American newspapers from across the United States.

African-American History Online

Covers the entirety of the Civl Rights Era using biographies, primary sources, images, videos, timelines, maps, and charts.


Larry Johnson

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A lifelong Oklahoman, Buddy grew up in a number of small towns around the state but considers himself a western Oklahoman. He has degrees in history and library/information studies and has put them to good use in the library's Oklahoma Room since 1998. Buddy is also the author of six books including the revised edition of Oklahoma City classic And Satan Came Also and Historic Photos of Oklahoma City.

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