In commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 19th, the Leeward Library has a display highlighting Dr. King’s leadership in the Civil Rights Movement during the 1950s and 1960s. Key events in 1965 include the marches from Selma to Montgomery in March at which Dr. King and his supporters were attacked by segregationists, and the passage by Congress of the Voting Rights Act in August.
The library display includes images from this period, excerpts of his famous speeches, and selected titles on Dr. King’s life from our collections. The display is located in the Library’s foyer and was coordinated by Eileen Sakamoto, Library Assistant.
Consult these library resources for additional information about Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement circa 1965:
- Martin Luther King, Jr. (via Credo Reference)
- Civil Rights Movements (via Credo Reference)
- Bridge to Freedom 1965: Eyes on the Prize – America’s Civil Rights Movement 1954-1985 (via Films on Demand) *To access this streaming video click here. Find the Films on Demand link under Subscribed Online Resources. Search for Selma Alabama 1965.
Image courtesy of Credo Reference and the Library of Congress.