Monday, January 17, 2011, is the 25th anniversary of the first Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. The University commemorated Dr. King's work with programs listed in the MLK Week schedule. Judith Jamison, the Artistic Director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, delivered the keynote speech. The University designated today as a day of community service to acknowledge the important role of civic engagement in Reverend King's message. Sunday, the University will host a musical and liturgical celebration of Dr. King's legacy at Rockefeller Chapel.
The Chicago Sinfonietta is also holding its annual MLK, Jr. tribute concert, A Dream Unfolds (Jan. 15-17). Other tributes to the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. are taking place elsewhere in Chicago and nationwide.
Martin Luther King, Jr. worked for peace and justice throughout the world. As he said, "Injustice anywhere, is a threat to justice everywhere." He influenced international legal reforms, and popular movements for peace, civil rights, and human rights worldwide. The following bibliographies list works that focus on Dr. King's continuing legacy.
- The Legal Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Selected International Resources (2008).
- The Legal Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Selected Resources (2007).
- Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil Rights Activists & the Law: Selected D’Angelo Law Library Resources (2007).
- The Legal Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Selected Resources (2005).
The following list supplements the bibliographies:
Articles & Books
- Henry J. Richardson, III, "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as an International Human Rights Leader," 52 Villanova L. Rev. 471 (2007)(via HeinOnline). See also Henry J. Richardson, III, "Two Treaties, and Global Influences of the American Civil Rights Movement, Through the Black International Tradition," 18 Va. J. Soc. Pol'y & L. 59 (2010)(via HeinOnline).
- Susan R. Jones, "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Legacy: An Economic Justice Imperative," 19 Wash. U. J. L. & Pol'y 39 (2005)(via HeinOnline).
- Thomas F. Jackson, From Civil Rights to Human Rights: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Struggle for Economic Justice (2006)(links to Google Preview).
- Martin Luther King, Jr., I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World (James Melvin Washington ed., HarperSanFrancisco, 1992).
- King Institute Encyclopedia: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Global Freedom Struggle (Stanford University)(articles on nonviolent resistance, apartheid, the Vietnam War, the Nobel Peace Prize, Gandhi, India, Ghana).
- The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute (Stanford University).
- The King Center (established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King).
- King, Man of Peace in a Time of War (Passport, 2007)(DVD).
- (German) Ambassador Scharioth Honored with Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award (January 16, 2011; award for international service presented by the Committee for the International Salute to the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., Washington, D.C.)(acceptance speech referenced the impact of Dr. King's philosophy of nonviolent resistance on the civil rights movements in the East and West).
- OAS Secretary General Receives King Legacy Award for International Service (January 16, 2011, Jose Miguel Insulza, Organization of American States)(he views the award as a message to double efforts for peaceful resolution of the world's problems).
- Reconciling Peace with Justice: Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. in Cambodia (Theary C. Seng, University of Michigan, January 11, 2011)(discusses the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, or Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC)).
- International Salute to Martin Luther King (Honorary Committee, Washington, D.C., January 19, 1992; C-SPAN Video Library).
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (In Custodia Legis, Law Library of Congress).
- Martin Luther King, Jr., Acceptance Speech at Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony (December 10, 1964)(written transcript and audio, King Institute Encyclopedia, Stanford University).
- Martin Luther King, Jr., "Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution" (National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., March 31, 1968)(written transcript and audio)(global poverty, homelessness, hunger, health care; the plight of chidren worldwide; the Vietnam war, nuclear disarmament)
- Martin Luther King, Jr., "Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam" (Ebenezer Baptist Church, April 30, 1967)(see also "Why I Do Not Support the War in Vietnam" via the Internet Archive).
- Martin Luther King, Jr., "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence" (Riverside Church, April 4, 1967)(written transcript and audio, King Institute Encyclopedia, Stanford University).
- Vietnam and the Civil Rights Movement, 1967-1968 (PBS video newsreel)(Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Movement, PBS "American Experience", DVD).
- "I Have A Dream Remake" (Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous speech set to an African and Indian Hip Hop influenced rhythm track).
"Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal." — Martin Luther King Jr.