Web Sites | Books
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project
This scholarly research project, based at Stanford University, is working to publish Dr. King's papers. The Web site includes "Popular Requests" -- frequently-sought King speeches in text and audio formats -- plus chronologies, quotes, and a middle- and high-school curriculum on Dr. King.
The King Center
Established by Coretta Scott King, the civil rights leader's widow, The King Center is dedicated to advancing King's efforts toward justice, equality, and peace. This online site includes speeches and other information on the Kings, as well as an online learning program on nonviolence.
Powerful Days in Black and White
The Kodak Web site presents the civil-rights era photographs of Southern photographer Charles Moore,
American Experience: The Murder of Emmett Till
The companion Web site to another American Experience program explores the 1955 slaying of a young black boy whose death helped spark the civil rights movement.
PBS: This Far By Faith, 1967-Today
Examine the African American religious experience in the years from 1967 to the present in this thorough exploration of black liberation theology, church burnings, and more.
PBS: A Force More Powerful
This companion site to a PBS program explores non-violent conflict around the world, from Nashville in 1960 to South Africa and Poland in the 1980s.
P.O.V.: Brother Outsider
The P.O.V. series on PBS presents a Web site about civil rights activist Bayard Rustin that includes this special feature about the origins of the national holiday in Dr. King's honor.
Web Sites | Books
Branch, Taylor. Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-1963. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1988.
----. Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-1965. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1998.
Carson, Calyborne, ed. The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. New York: IPM/Warner Books, 1998.
Carson, Clayborne, senior ed. The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. Volume I: Called to Serve, January 1929-June 1951. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992.
----. The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. Volume II: Rediscovering Precious Values, September 1951-November 1955. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994.
----. The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. Volume III: Birth of a New Age, December 1955 - December 1956. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.
----. The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. Volume IV: Symbol of the Movement, January 1957-December 1958. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.
Dyson, Michael Eric. I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King, Jr. New York: The Free Press, 2000.
Fairclough, Adam. To Redeem the Soul of America: The SCLC and Martin Luther King, Jr. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 1987.
Garrow, David J. Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. New York: William Morrow & Company, 1986.
----. The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr: From "Solo" to Memphis. New York: Norton, 1981.
----. Protest at Selma: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 1977.
Hampton, Henry, and Steve Fayer. Voices of Freedom: An Oral History of the Civil Rights Movement from the 1950s through the 1980s. New York: Bantam Books, 1990.
Harding, Vincent G. Martin Luther King: The Inconvenient Hero. New York: Orbis Books, 1996.
----. There is a River. New York: Harvest Books, 1993.
King, Coretta Scott. My Life with Martin Luther King, Jr. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, Inc., 1969.
King, Martin Luther, Jr. Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story. New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1958.
----. Strength to Love. New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1963.
----. The Trumpet of Conscience. New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1968.
----. Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1967.
Lee, Chana Kai. For Freedom's Sake: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer, 1917-1977. Champaign, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 1999.
Lewis, David L. King: A Critical Biography. Baltimore: Penguin Books, Inc., 1970.
Oates, Stephen B. Let The Trumpet Sound: The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. New York: Harper & Row, 1982.
Ransby, Barbara. Ella Baker and the Black Radical Tradition. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003.
Washington, James Melvin, ed. A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings of Martin Luther King, Jr. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1986.
----. Why We Can't Wait. The Essential Writings of Martin Luther King, Jr. New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1963.