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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Mini Collection: MLK Reading List

MLK Reading List

In celebration of MLK Day, the Trinity College librarians created a Martin Luther King, Jr. reading list for the campus community. It includes books written by and about Dr. King, links to his speeches and other writings, and suggestions for other ways to both commemorate Dr. King’s legacy and work together toward dismantling racism and other systems of oppression. Also be sure to check out MLK Day events happening in Hartford and our Antiracism Reading List.

Collection & Guide Creator

   Yoli Bergstrom-Lynch - Social Justice & Critical Pedagogy Research Librarian 


Print Books at Trinity

Websites (Speeches, Letters, and More)

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute (Stanford University)

The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute assembles and disseminates to various worldwide audiences comprehensive resources about King’s life and the movements he inspired. The site include the King Papers (a comprehensive collection of Dr. King's most significant correspondence, sermons, speeches, and writings), Liberation Curriculum, other King resources (encyclopedia, documents, photographs), and information about the Institute.

The King Center

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. Includes the King Library and Archives, which is the largest repository of primary source materials on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the American Civil Rights Movement in the World (Note: Unfortunately, our digital archives are down indefinitely. You may be able to access some documents through Stanford University,

Martin Luther King, Jr.: An Extraordinary Life (The Seattle Times)

In 1996, The Seattle Times created a web page in tribute to Dr. King, collecting the story of his life, photographs of the times in which he lived, and perspectives from politicians, activists, and ordinary citizens on his tremendous legacy. Now, 20 years later, we have created an updated home for that tribute. We hope it will continue to be useful for readers in the years to come