This library guide contains resources about/by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, it is a celebration of Dr. King and his lasting impact/influence upon our society.
Join in on multiple community events being held in honor of MLK Jr. Day, Monday, January 17, 2022, in Evanston. These events will be both in-person and virtual. This includes some events at Northwestern University. Check out this link for more information.
Northwestern University will hold a variety of events to celebrate and commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Events will be held on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses. Check out this link for more information.
"Living the Dream tells the history behind the establishment of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the battle over King's legacy that continued through the decades that followed. Creating the first national holiday to honor an African American...."
In 1958, Dr. Harkness wrote a letter to Dr. King about his recent book. This letter from Dr. King is his gracious reply.
Chicagoland & Dr. King
Dr. King visited Evanston and Chicago numerous times, and many folks were supportive of his work. These documents from local newspapers share more about these visits and the support that Dr. King garnered from the Chicagoland region.
"After the triumphs of Montgomery and Selma, Martin Luther King, Jr., rallied his forces and headed north...in Chicago, heartland of America, the movement stalled. What happened? This book is the first to give us the full story--a vivid account of...the Chicago Freedom Movement of 1965-1967..."