Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929- 1968
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday celebrates the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America. The King Holiday honors the life and contributions of America’s greatest champion of racial justice and equality, who led civil rights movement that achieved historic reforms to help make a vibrant, multiracial nation, united in justice, peace and reconciliation. We have compiled a bibliography consisting of books, journal articles, and websites on Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights movement and African American struggles for equality even after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Abernathy, Donzaleigh. Partners to history: Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph David Abernathy, and the civil rights movement, New York: Crown Publishers, 2003. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Barber, Lucy G. Marching on Washington: the forging of an American political tradition, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Barbour, Floyd B. The Black Power revolt: a collection of essays, Boston, P. Sargent  E185.615 .B3r DISPLAY-LIB
Bayor, Ronald H. Race and ethnicity in America: a concise history, New York: Columbia University Press, c2003. E184.A1 R244 DISPLAY-LIB
Brooks, Roy L. Rethinking the American race problem, Berkeley: University of California Press, c1990, 1992 printing.
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Bullard, Sara. Free at last: a history of the Civil Rights Movement and those who died in the struggle, New York: Oxford University Press, 1993. Available at DeKalb County Public Library or through Interlibrary Loan.
Bush, Rod. We are not what we seem [electronic resource]: Black nationalism and class struggle in the American century, New York: New York University Press, c1999 E185.61 .B98 1999eb
Carson, Clayborne. The eyes on the prize: civil rights reader: documents, speeches, and firsthand accounts from the Black freedom struggle, 1954-1990, New York: Penguin Books, 1991. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Carson, Josephine. Silent voices [electronic resource] : an intimate study of southern black women during the civil rights struggle, [S.l.]: E-reads, 2002. E185.61 .C3 2002eb
Cashman, Sean Dennis. African-Americans and the quest for civil rights, 1900-1990, New York: New York University Press, 1991. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Chappell, David L. A stone of hope: prophetic religion and the death of Jim Crow, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, c2004.
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The civil rights movement [electronic resource] edited by the editors of Salem Press, Pasadena, Calif.: Salem Press, 2000. E185.61 .C6124 2000eb
Cochran, David Carroll. The color of freedom [electronic resource]: race and contemporary American liberalism, Albany: State University of New York Press, c1999. E185.615 .C634 1999eb
Collier-Thomas, Bettye & Franklin, V. P. Sisters in the struggle: African American women in the civil rights-black power movement, New York: New York University Press, 2001. E185.61 .S615 DISPLAY-LIB
Collum, Danny Duncan. Black and white together: the search for common ground, Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, c1996.
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Conti, Joseph G. & Stetson, Brad. Challenging the civil rights establishment: profiles of a new Black vanguard, Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1993. E185.615 .C663 DISPLAY-LIB
Cook, Robert. Sweet land of liberty?: the African-American struggle for civil rights in the twentieth-century, London ; New York : Longman, 1998. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Curry, Constance. Deep in our hearts: nine white women in the freedom movement, Athens, GA :; University of Georgia Press, 2000.
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DeMott, Benjamin, The trouble with friendship: why Americans can't think straight about race, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1998. E185.615 .D46 DISPLAY-LIB
Greenberg, Jack. Crusaders in the courts: how a dedicated band of lawyers fought for the civil rights revolution, New York: BasicBooks, 1994. Available at DeKalb County Public Library or through Interlibrary Loan.
Greene, Richard & Brizel, Florie. Words that shook the world: 100 years of unforgettable speeches and events, New York: Prentice Hall, c2002. PN6122 .G75 DISPLAY-LIB
Hampton, Henry, Fayer, Steve & Flynn, Sarah. Voices of freedom: an oral history of the civil rights movement from the 1950s through the 1980s, New York: Bantam Books, 1990. Available at DeKalb County Public Library or through Interlibrary Loan.
Joseph, Peniel E. The Black power movement: rethinking the civil rights-Black power era, New York: Routledge, 2006. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Joseph, Peniel E. Waiting 'til the midnight hour: a narrative history of Black power in America, New York: Henry Holt and Co., 2006. Available at DeKalb County Public Library or through Interlibrary Loan.
King, Martin Luther, Jr. Why we can't wait, New York, Harper & Row . E185.61 .K54r DISPLAY-LIB
Le Blanc, Paul. Black liberation and the American dream: the struggle for racial and economic justice: analysis, strategy, readings, Amherst, N.Y: Humanity Books, 2003. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Levy, Peter B. Let freedom ring: a documentary history of the modern civil rights movement, New York : Praeger, 1992. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Long, Worth W., Reagon, Bernice Johnson & Shapiro, Linn. We'll never turn back: a photographic exhibit, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Performing Arts, 1980. E185.61 .W43 DISPLAY-LIB
Lyon, Danny. Memories of the Southern civil rights movement, Chapel Hill: Published for the Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University, by the University of North Carolina Press, 1992. Available at DeKalb County Public Library or through Interlibrary Loan.
Morris, Aldon D. The origins of the civil rights movement : Black communities organizing for change, New York: Free Press; London: Collier Macmillan, 1986, c1984 E185.61 .M845 DISPLAY-LIB
Myers, Samuel L. Civil rights and race relations in the post Reagan-Bush era, Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1997. E185.615 .C583 DISPLAY-LIB
National Urban League. The state of Black America 2005, [New York]: National Urban League, c1976- E185.5 .N317 DISPLAY-LIB
Nieman, Donald G. Promises to keep: African-Americans and the constitutional order, 1776 to the present, New York: Oxford University Press, 1991. E185.61 .N5 DISPLAY-LIB
Payne, Charles M. I've got the light of freedom: the organizing tradition and the Mississippi freedom struggle, Berkeley: University of California Press, c1995. E185.93.M6 P39
Pinkney, Alphonso The myth of Black progress, Cambridge, [Cambridgeshire]; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1984, 1985 printing. E185.8 .P56 DISPLAY-LIB
Reporting civil rights, New York: Library of America: Distributed to the trade in the U.S. by Penguin Putnam, c2003. E185.61 .R47
Salmond, John A. My mind set on freedom: a history of the civil rights movement, 1954-1968, Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 1997. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Serequeberhan, Tsenay. Our heritage :the past in the present of African-American and African existence, Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2000. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Sitkoff, Harvard. The struggle for Black equality, 1954-1980, New York: Hill and Wang, c1981. E185.615 .S57 DISPLAY-LIB
Smith, Robert Charles. Racism in the post-civil rights era: now you see it, now you don't, Albany: State University of New York Press, c1995. E185.615 .S5825 DISPLAY-LIB
Steele, Shelby. A dream deferred: the second betrayal of Black freedom in America, New York, NY: HarperCollinsPublishers, c1998.
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Stewart, Ronnie & McDuffie, Roy L. Black leadership conference: a re-creation of the leadership dilemma blacks faced following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., Lakeside, CA : DBA Interact, 1992. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Swift, Jeannine. Dream and reality: the modern Black struggle for freedom and equality, New York: Greenwood Press, 1991. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Tatum, Beverly Daniel. "Why are all the Black kids sitting together in the cafeteria?" : and other conversations about race, New York: BasicBooks, c2003. E185.625 .T38 DISPLAY-LIB
Verney, Kevern, Black civil rights in America, London; New York: Routledge, 2000 (2001 printing). E185.61 .V475 DISPLAY-LIB
Weber, Michael. Causes and consequences of the African-American civil rights movement, Austin, Tex.: Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1998. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Weisbrot, Robert. Freedom bound: a history of America's civil rights movement, New York: Norton, 1990. E185.61 .W394 DISPLAY-LIB
Young, Andrew. An easy burden: the civil rights movement and the transformation of America, New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 1996. E840.8.Y64 A3 DISPLAY-LIB
Journal and Popular Press Articles
Aeschliman, M. D. Enduring documents and public doctrines: Martin Luther King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" after forty years. Journal of Education, 2005, 186 (1)
Anonymous. America, 38 years later. Call & Post, Cleveland, Ohio: Apr 6-Apr 12, 2006, 90 (14)
Burrow, Rufus. The definitive biography of King?: a review essay. Encounter, Indianapolis: Summer 2006, 67 (3)
Carson, Clayborne. Paradoxes of King historiography. Magazine of History, Bloomington: Jan 2005, 19 (1)
Carson, Carlborn. The unfinished dialogue of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. OAH Magazine of History, Jan2005, 19 (1)
Dickerson, Jeff. Memorializing the struggle. The Atlanta Tribune, Roswell: Nov 2006, 20 (8)
Drew D. Hansen. King's dreams for demise of racism, poverty continue today.
USA Today, 08/27/2003
Gates, Henry Louis. The two nations of Black America. The Brookings Review, Washington: Spring 1998, 16 (2)
Gibbs, Joan P.Civil rights. Social Policy, Spring98, 28 (3)
Hefner, Keith. Youth rights. Social Policy, Spring98, 28 (3)
Kazin, Michael. Fierce memories, fresh histories. Magazine of History, Bloomington: Oct 2006, 20 (5)
Kelly, Robert & Cook, Erin. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X: a common solution. OAH Magazine of History, Jan2005, 19 (1)
Kinder, Donald R. Still divided by color. The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science. Arlington: Dec 1998, 34 (14)
Lawson, Steven F. Freedom then, freedom now: The historiography of the Civil Rights Movement -- Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement.
The American Historical Review, Washington: Apr 1991, 96 (2)
Ling, Peter. Martin Luther King's half-forgotten dream. (cover story). History Today, Apr98, 48 (4)
Ling, Peter. We shall overcome. History Review, Mar2003, 45
Malveaux, Julianne. King's legacy lives on -- in Venezuela. USA Today, 01/16/2004
Marklein, Mary Beth. Affirmative action faces another test. USA Today, 03/26/2003
Marsh, Charles. The civil rights movement as theological drama--interpretation and application. Modern Theology, Oxford: Apr 2002, 18 (2)
Millner, D. 20 years then and now--1970 to 1990. Black Collegian, Jan/Feb91, 21 (3)
Morial, Marc H. Wanted: drum majors for the 21st century's civil rights movement. The Tennessee Tribune, Nashville, Tenn.: Aug 17, 2006, 17 (27)
Ognibene, Elaine R. Civil rights still "a dream deferred". Peace Review, Palo Alto: Jun 2001, 13 (2)
Platt, Jody. Breaking down barriers. NCJW Journal, New York: Jan 31, 1999, 21 (4)
Platt, Gerald M. & Fraser, Michael R. Race and gender discourse strategies: creating solidarity and framing the Civil Rights movement Social Problems, Berkeley: May 1998, 45 ( 2)
Serrano, Jose. Martin Luther King Jr.: his legacy. New York Amsterdam News, 01/11/2001, 92 (2)
Schaeffer, Pamela. A dream dishonored after 30 years. National Catholic Reporter, 01/15/99, 35
Williams, Juan. Where is the next Martin Luther King, Jr.?. Miami Times, Miami, Fla.: Sep 27-Oct 3, 2006, 84, (3)
Civil Rights Movements- history, personal stories, discussions & analysis, commentaries, etc. http://www.crmvet.org/
Civil Rights Movement Timeline - http://www.infoplease.com/spot/civilrightstimeline1.html
The King Center - http://www.thekingcenter.org/
The Seattle Times: Martin Luther King Jr. - http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/mlk/king/timeline.html
We Shall Overcome- Historic Places of the Civil Rights Movement http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/civilrights/