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Martin Luther King Delivering "I Have A Dream" in Washington, 1963

Monday January 18  is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  King’s actual birthday is January 15, but the national holiday falls on the third Monday of January each year.

Want to learn more about King? Visit the King Center for photos and videos.

Listen to King’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, as well as several of his other speeches at Stanford University’s King Institute.

Visit the Encyclopedia of Chicago to read about how the civil rights movement brought King to Chicago in 1966 to advocate for fair housing.

In this video, comedian Stephen Colbert introduces an unusual way to remember King.  For a more serious remembrance, read this message by Coretta Scott King, his wife.

Why not celebrate King’s legacy by participating in a public service project?

Next Monday, we’ll have open gaming 3-5:00pm and a study hall 5-9:00pm in the board room.  The library has many books about King and the civil rights movement, so check them out!

Cover Art for Vol. 1 of Ho Che Anderson's Graphic Biography of King

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About Donna B

Hi! My main hangout in the Library is the Teen Underground, but you'll find me wandering all over the building. Originally from Northeast Iowa, I've lived in the Chicago area long enough to boo the Packers; but not long enough to pick a side in the Sox-Vs-Cubs civil dispute. I geek out on ginger ale and black licorice, Pottermore sorted me into Slytherin, and if I were a dog I'd be a shiba inu.

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