Martin Luther King, Jr. and the American Civil Rights Movement from the Fifties to Today


The autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. / edited by Clayborne Carson.

323.0973 A939 1998

The Black image in the white mind : media and race in America / Robert M. Entman and Andrew Rojecki.

302.23089 E61b 2001

Black on white : Black writers on what it means to be white / edited and with an introduction by David R. Roediger.

305.800973 B627 1998

Cesar Chavez : autobiography of La Causa / Jacques E. Levy.

331.8813092 C512L 1975

A change is gonna come : music, race & the soul of America / Craig Werner.

780.89 W492c 2006

The Days of Martin Luther King, Jr. / by Jim Bishop.

323.4092 K53b

Frame-up; the Martin Luther King/James Earl Ray case containing suppressed evidence.

345.73 W426f

The hip hop generation : young Blacks and the crisis in African American culture / Bakari Kitwana.

305.896073 K62h 2002

How people get power; organizing oppressed communities for action. / Si Kahn.

309.26 K12h

How race is lived in America : pulling together, pulling apart / correspondents of the New York Times ; introduction by Joseph Lelyveld.

305.800973 H847 2002

Marching to freedom; the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

323.4092 K646b

Martin Luther King, Jr. and the foundations of nonviolence / James P. Hanigan.

323.092 K53h 1984

Martin Luther King Jr. / Jean Darby.

New Readers Collection 323.092 K53d 2006

Martin Luther King, Jr. / Marshall Frady.

323.0973 K53f 2002

Martin Luther King, Jr. : minister and civil rights leader activist / Brendan January.

323.092 K53j 2000

My life with Martin Luther King, Jr. / Coretta Scott King.

323.4092 K53m

Parting the waters : America in the King years, 1954-63 / Taylor Branch

973.0496 B816p 1989

The preacher King : Martin Luther King, Jr. and the word that moved America / Richard Lischer.

323.092 K53L 1997

Rap and Hip Hop / Jared Green, book editor.

306 R216 2003

White men on race : power, privilege, and the shaping of cultural consciousness / Joe Feagin and Eileen O’Brien.

305.809 F288w 2003

The words of Martin Luther King, Jr. / selected by Coretta Scott King.

323.1196073 K53w 1996

“Why are all the Black kids sitting together in the cafeteria?” : and other conversations about race / Beverly Daniel Tatum.

305.800973 T221 2003


After whiteness [electronic resource] : unmaking an American majority / Mike Hill.

America reborn [electronic resource] : a twentieth-century narrative in twenty-six lives / Martin Walker.

Brothers gonna work it out [electronic resource] : sexual politics in the golden age of rap nationalism / Charise L. Cheney.

Colored White [electronic resource] : transcending the racial past / David R. Roediger.

Disarming manhood : roots of ethical resistance [electronic resource]/ David A.J. Richards

An interracial movement of the poor [electronic resource] : community organizing and the New Left in the 1960s / Jennifer Frost.

Martin Luther King, Jr. [electronic resource] / Marshall Frady.

Revealing whiteness [electronic resource] : the unconscious habits of racial privilege / Shannon Sullivan.

Ring out freedom! the voice of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the making of the civil rights movement / Fredrik Sunnemark.


At the River I Stand

323.0973 A861 1993


791.45 B789 2001

Color of Fear

305.8 C719 1994

Darker side of Black.

305.896 D219 1994

Eyes on the prize : America’s civil rights years.

323.4 E97 1986

Eyes on the prize, II. The promised land, 1967-1968 America at the racial crossroads

323.4 E97 1990

The fateful decade : from Little Rock to the Civil Rights Bill.

323.4 F252 2005

The fight in the fields [videorecording] : Cesar Chavez and the farmworkers’ struggle.

331.8813 F471 1997

A force more powerful : a century of nonviolent conflict. Nashville, we were warriors

303.61 F697 2000 v. 1

Martin Luther King, Jr. a personal portrait

323.4092 K53m

Martin Luther King, Jr. leading America to the Promised Land

323.092 K53m 2003

Martin Luther King week: opening ceremony [Highline Community College]

323.4092 K53 2003

Race, the power of an illusion. Episode three, The house we live in [videorecording]

305.8 R118p 2003

Race and sex [videorecording] : what we think (but can’t say)

303.385 R118 2006

Racial disparity in the criminal justice system : Larry Gossett [Highline Community College production.]

363.232 R121g 2005

Rhyme and reason

782.421649 R479 1997

Skin deep.

305.8 S628

The Speeches of Martin Luther King

323.1196 S742

White privilege [videorecording] a lecture by Dr. Peggy McIntosh [Highline Community College production]

305.8 M499w 2004

The Wrath of grapes [videorecording] / United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO.

363.7384 W942 1986


Remembering Coretta and Martin Luther King, Jr. Provides “links to resources about Coretta Scott King and Martin Luther King, Jr.” including biographical information, chronologies, educational sites, popular documents (such as the “I Have a Dream” speech), and media pages. From the Poynter Institute, a “non-profit school for journalists.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. Newspaper Articles Archive A searchable archive of thousands of newspapers articles about this “African-American minister whose strong hope for social change never swerved his belief in nonviolence.” Also includes a timeline, a brief biography, and links to related sites. Some of the newspaper articles are fee-based.

The Seattle Times Archive on Martin Luther King, Jr. Information on Martin Luther King Jr., including a biography, text of speeches and writings, some audio features, photographs, and a timeline of Dr. King’s life and the civil rights movement. Also provides study guides, a quiz, and resource links, as well as reflections from others and an article about the holiday.

Citizen King Companion website to a PBS film on the life of Dr. King. It “explores the last five years in King’s life by drawing on the personal recollections and eyewitness accounts of friends, movement associates, journalists, law enforcement officers, and historians, to illuminate this little-known chapter in the story of America’s most important and influential moral leader.” Includes interview, an opinion poll, links to timelines, maps, and a teacher’s guide.

Washington DC Martin Luther King Jr National Memorial . Official website for this Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial that will be located on a “four-acre plot on the north east corner of the Tidal Basin within the precinct of the Jefferson Memorial and north of the memorial to President Roosevelt” in Washington, D.C. Features maps, a description of landscape elements, news, brief background about Dr. King, and photos from the commemorative groundbreaking held on November 13, 2006.

United Farm Workers in Washington State. The site contains an overview of the United Farm Workers (UFW) in Washington state, a gallery of photographs from the 1960s through the 1990s, and transcripts of interviews with people active in the movement. From the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, University of Washington.

Get Informed: A History of Student Activism. This is a list of books on student activism, organized by time period. Note that the links go to; you can probably find these books in your library [hint, hint!].

Campus Activism This interactive website presents many tools for progressive activists, including many interesting essays, calendars of events, campaigns to join (so you don’t have to invent your own), email lists, and a discussion forum.


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