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Thank you History Channel.  For more of their resources,  visit:  http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/martin-luther-king-jr

 

Here The Voice of Dr. Martin Luther King

CNN.com offers several interesting articles about the speeches and interviews of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Above in a photo link to a lost interview with King in which he talked about the impact of the Kennedy family's intervention to have him released from a Georgia prison after being sentenced to four months of hard labor for a traffic violation.  Below, A brief excerpt from the accompanying article bringing insight to impact of the Kennedy's intervention.  Read this and other articles ( especially like this one about King's speeches. ) on the CNN website.

"The Kennedys' intervention is credited with shifting support of Black voters in crucial northern states to the Kennedy side and away from Richard Nixon, whose campaign only offered a "no comment" when asked about the civil rights leader's imprisonment." - CNN

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Books from our Catalog

Three titles availabe through our Destiny catalog. For more on this and other subjects visit the Destiny Catalog and DC Public Library links in the navigation box to your left.

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Why We Can't Wait - Martin Luther King; Jesse L. Jackson (Afterword by)
Call Number: 305.896
ISBN: 0451527534
Publication Date: 2000-01-01
Explains the events, the forces, and the pressures behind the quest for civil rights.

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Marching to the Mountaintop : how poverty, labor fights, and civil rights set the stage for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s final hours - Ann Bausum
Call Number: 323.092
ISBN: 1426309392
Publication Date: 2012-01-10
Examines the link between the 1968 Memphis sanitation strike and the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Selma and the Voting Rights Act - David Aretha
Call Number: 324.6 ARE
ISBN: 1599350564
Publication Date: 2007-09-01

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