MLK Commemoration

Martin Luther King march on Washington

UCC presents information for Martin Luther King Day.

At the age of thirty-five, Martin Luther King, Jr. was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize, and he was the main force of the Civil Rights Movement in 1960’s.  January 15th marks his 88th birthday and his contributions are recognized with a national holiday, which will be celebrated on Monday, January 16th.

Sermons and Speeches

Dr. King's "I Have a Dream Speech" can be streamed from several online sites.

The sermons and speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr. comprise an extensive catalog of American writing and oratory — some of which are internationally well-known, while others remain unheralded, and some await re-discovery…attached are .pdf’s of a few of his writings:

The Powerpoint is a timeline of Dr. King’s life and key moments in the Civil Rights movement.

Resources

The King Center - http://www.thekingcenter.org/

  • Established in 1968 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (“The King Center”) has been a global destination, resource center and community institution for over a quarter century. Nearly a million people each year make pilgrimage to the National Historic Site to learn, be inspired and pay their respects to Dr. King’s legacy.

Stanford University - The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute - http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/

  • Building upon the achievements of Stanford University’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute supports a broad range of activities illuminating the Nobel Peace laureate’s life and the movements he inspired. The Institute’s publications, public programs, workshops, and website inform a diverse global audience about King’s dream of global peace with social justice.

NPR - The Speeches of Martin Luther King Jr. - http://www.npr.org/news/specials/march40th/speeches.html