Monday, January 19, 2009


The Library is closed Monday, January 19, to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Dr. King’s dream of social equality, justice, and peace continues to be an inspiration to millions across America and the world. Dr. King was in Menphis to support striking black garbage workers in the spring of 1968 before he was assassinated in by a sniper on April 4. Two websites about the life and legacy of this great American hero are: The King Center and the King Institute.

The definitive book about King and his era is America in the King Years, a three-volume history that will endure as a masterpiece of storytelling on American race, violence, and democracy, which the Library owns.

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