Had he lived, he would
have celebrated his 74th birthday this month.
Martin Luther King, Jr. dedicated his life to the resolution of social
conflicts through non-violent means. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia,
King studied at Morehouse College and earned his PhD. From Boston University
in 1955. After graduation he spent the remainder of his brief life in
the South as a pastor, author and civil rights leader.
King is most remembered for the speech he delivered at the foot of the
Lincoln Memorial in 1963 at the height of the civil rights movement.
To read Kings I
Have A Dream speech, go to: http://douglass.speech.nwu.edu/king_b12.htm
On January 20th we celebrate his life. The SMCC Library is featuring
selected books on this period in our history.