Sunday, January 19, 2014

MLK Jr. Day: A Life's Dream Recognized

American civil rights leader the Reverand Martin
Luther King Jr. is best known for his role in the
African-American civil rights movement and non-
violent protests.  Image courtesy of CNN.com.
Editor's Note: In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Texas Woman's University (including the libraries in Denton and Dallas and the ARC in Houston) will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2014.  Regular library hours will resume on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his I Have a Dream speech at the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963--and the world hasn't been the same since.

Dr. King’s legacy of leadership against poverty and for non-violence, social justice and international peace is reflected in the many TWU Libraries print and electronic materials included on the TWU Libraries Multiculturalism and Diversity page (use TWUniversal to locate these and related individual items.)  In addition, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University offers access to Dr. King's papers and resources dedicated to his life's work. 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated on the third Monday in January (this year on Monday, January 20th.)  Grounded by his iconic question “What are you doing for others?," this special Day of Service is an ideal one on which to recognize The Dream in your own life. Check out worldwide celebrations of Dr. King’s legacy where you live, or attend special events in Denton or Dallas or the Black Heritage Society Events and Parade, the MLK Grande Parade and related events in Houston.  

However you choose to participate, recognize your own part in The Dream.


~Marilyn Goff

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