Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. at Ohio University, December 27, 1959 to January 2, 1960.

 I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.

Ohio University will be closed on Monday, January 20 in remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr., but  Alden Library will open at 12pm. The library affords everyone a multitude of resources on Dr. King.  Have a look at our display on the 2nd floor; pull up a chair and peruse some of the wonderful books on Dr. King.  Wander around the book stacks and discover Dr. King in print.  Here is just a small sampling of some of the books on the subject of Dr. King, we have hundreds, not including all the available resources on OhioLINK.  

The Office for Diversity and Inclusion will be having a week long celebration of Dr. King and almost all activities are free and open to the public. Alden Library worked with the office to bring Gideon’s Army to the Athena Cinema on Tuesday evening at 7pm.  

GIDEON’S ARMY follows the personal stories of Travis Williams, Brandy Alexander and June Hardwick, three young public defenders who are part of a small group of idealistic lawyers in the Deep South challenging the assumptions that drive a criminal justice system strained to the breaking point (  

Check out our Pinterest page on Dr. King; most of the images pinned are from the OU Yearbooks which have been digitized from collections in the Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections.  It’s fascinating to see the forms of celebration throughout the years.

There are many ways to celebrate the legacy of this man – read, watch, listen and learn.  

I have a dream speech, courtesy of YouTube.  Full text of speech from  

Featured image photo via Wikimedia Commons. In the Public Domain. 


Photo Courtesy of Ohio University, Mahn Center for Archives & Special Collections