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Local resources and University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries resources pertaining to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Resources

Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr.  - American National Biography


America: History and Life

Academic Journal and Magazine Articles, and short video clips pertaining to Martin Luther King Jr.


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.


The Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute (Stanford University): “Building upon the achievements of Stanford University's Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, the King Institute supports a broad range of activities illuminating Dr. King's life and the movements he inspired.”

Dr. Martin Luther King - NAACP Biography


Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park


Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial 


Martin Luther King Jr. visits India: Martin Luther King Jr. makes a pilgrimage to India, which influenced his philosophy of non-violence.


An Evening With Dr. Cornel West: A talk by Dr. Cornel West, "keeping alive the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.—a legacy of telling the truth and bearing witness to love and justice."

Local Nebraska Resources

UNL - Martin Luther King Jr. Week


UNL Libraries Catalog of Martin Luther King  Materials in the Libraries


Lincoln Journal Star Archives

Martin Luther King Jr. visits Lincoln Nebraska (1964)  - Escorted by Police Officer Albert Maxey, father of UNL Libraries’ Charlene Maxey-Harris, Associate Professor & Associate Dean. 


Interview with Albert Maxey - Nebraska History Museum: February 26, 2017.


Martin Luther King, Jr. - speech audio of Methodist Student Leadership Conference Address. Lincoln, Nebraska - American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank.


Omaha World Herald: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. visits Lincoln (Omaha World Herald) - Newsbank


The Cornhusker Hotel - A no longer existing hotel where many important leaders stayed while visiting Lincoln, Nebraska.


Martin Luther King Jr. Visits Omaha, Nebraska. - Another National Leader Speaks in Omaha (1958) The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke at a national Baptist conference in Omaha and preached at Salem Baptist Church in North Omaha. Visit the site of the original Salem Baptist Church,  2120 Seward St, Omaha, NE 68111.


Martin Luther King Visits Omaha, Nebraska. (Omaha World Herald) 

Martin Luther King Jr. UNL Libraries Videos and Music

American History in Video (Martin Luther King Jr. Channel) - Documentaries and speeches of Martin Luther King Jr.


Music Online: Recorded speeches of Martin Luther King Jr. and musical tributes to his civil rights efforts.


DOCUSEEK2: (Martin Luther King Jr. Collection) This rich selection of issues-based documentary film comes from leading film producers and distributors.

UNL LIbraries Primary Resources

Martin Luther King Manuscripts (Princeton Libraries):  Gale Primary Sources: ACLU Papers


Martin Luther King Jr. Images: Artstor


Martin Luther King Resources: Black Studies Center


Martin Luther King FBI Assassination File - Center for Research Libraries.


Martin Luther King Primary Resources - Gale Primary Resources


Martin Luther King Collection - HathiTrust Digital Library


Martin Luther King Jr. Newspaper Articles - Historical Newspapers 


Martin Luther King Jr. Newspaper Articles - Historical New York Times


Martin Luther King Jr.  Petitions in Birmingham, Alabama - U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs

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