Friday, January 15, 2010

January Events Celebrate King's Legacy

Welcome back to campus for the Spring 2010 semester! Please remember that all NCC Libraries and college campuses will be closed on Monday, January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Throughout January, the college will honor the life and work of Dr. King with activities exemplifying the theme “Reclaim the Dream.” Guest speakers will include Daniel Serwer of the United States Institute of Peace, and Jacquelyn Serwer, chief curator at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. For more information and a schedule of events, go to the Northampton NOW home page.

To learn more about Dr. King, and why his life and philosophy are celebrated on this day, check out these materials from the NCC Libraries:

Becoming King: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Making of a National Leader
by Troy Jackson
E 185.97 .K5 J343 2008 Stacks, Main and Monroe

What Would Martin Say?
by Clarence B.
E 185.97 .K5 J577 2008 Stacks, Main

The Word of the Lord Is Upon Me: The Righteous Performance of Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Jonathan Rieder
E 185.97 .K5 R54 2008 Stacks, Main and Monroe

April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Death and How It Changed America
by Michael Eric Dyson
E 185.615 .D944 2008 Stacks, Main

Mine Eyes Have Seen: Bearing Witness to the Struggle for Civil Rights
by Bob Adelman
E 185.61 .A235 2007 Stacks, Main and Monroe

Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King's Last Campaign
by Michael K. Honey
HD 5325 .S2572 M465 2007 Stacks, Main

At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68
by Taylor Branch
E 185.615 .B67 2006 Stacks, Main and Monroe

To the Mountaintop: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Sacred Mission to Save America, 1955-1968
by Stewart Burns
E 185.97 .K5 B798 2004 Stacks, Main and Monroe

Ring Out Freedom! : The Voice of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement
by Fredrik Sunnemark
E 185.97 .K5 S866 2004 Stacks, Main

The Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Speech That Inspired a Nation
by Drew D. Hansen
E 185.97 .K5 H273 2003 Stacks, Main

Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Man and the Dream [DVD]
A&E Television Network
E 185.97 .K5 M377 2002 Media Tower

"March On!": The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World
by Christine King Farris
E 185.97 .K5 F369 2008 Children's Literature (Easy), Main

Martin's Big Words: The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Doreen Rappaport
E 185.97 .K5 R36 2001 Children's Literature (Easy), Main and Monroe

You can also find a great deal of information on the life and death of Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as about the Civil Rights Movement, in the African American Experience database. To view historic film footage of the time period, visit the NCC Libraries' newest online resource, the American History in Video database, which features streaming video (similar to YouTube). Documentaries from PBS available here include America Beyond the Color Line and Citizen King. To use either database from off campus, log in with your student I.D. number and personal password. Contact the Library Reference Desk at 610-861-5359 if you need assistance.

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