First off, welcome back! A new year and a new semester. We hope you enjoyed your break and are returning relaxed and rejuvenated.
Today our country remembers the great civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. His tireless efforts and sacrifice greatly advanced the cause of racial equality in America. Stop by the library to check-out a book or DVD about MLK and his legacy.
- Never to leave us alone : the prayer life of Martin Luther King, Jr. / Lewis V. Baldwin. Call number: E185.97 .K5 B349 2010
- April 4, 1968 : Martin Luther King Jr.’s death and how it changed America / Michael Eric Dyson. Call number: BEST SELLER BOOK E185.615 .D944 2008
- Martin Luther King and the rhetoric of freedom : the Exodus narrative in America’s struggle for civil rights / Gary S. Selby. Call number: E185.97 .K5 S45 2008
- At Canaan’s edge : America in the King years, 1965-68 / Taylor Branch. Call number: E185.615 .B67 2006
- Judgment days : Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the laws that changed America / Nick Kotz. Call number: E847.2 .K67 2005
- Voices of civil rights [videorecording] / The History Channel ; A&E Television Networks. Call number: E185.61 .V65 2006 Vol. 1-2
- Citizen King [videorecording] / a ROJA Productions film for American experience. Call number: E185.97 .K5 C58 2004
- A history of black achievement in America [videorecording] / produced by Centre Communications, Inc. for Ambrose Video Publishing. Call number: E185 .H57 2005 Vol. 4
Recently, MLK Day has become recognized as a day of service. How will you spend your day off? Looking for volunteer opportunities? Check out some of these local organizations or visit the official MLK Day of Service site provided by the Corporation for National & Community Service to find a project near you.
- MANNA | www.mannapa.org
- Philabundance | www.philabundance.org
- Urban Promise | www.urbanpromiseusa.org
- Team Children | www.teamchildren.com
- Visit Eastern University’s Service Learning site to learn about more opportunities to serve this Spring semester!
One last thing- This Friday (January 21) Windows on the World will feature Reverend Nathan Coleman, EU Lecturer in Social Work, as he presents “Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration”. Visit the Windows on the World site to learn more about this special program.