Chicago Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and His Legacy

MLKDay2011 "We are tied in a single garment of destiny." – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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 scheduleJudith 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 following list supplements the bibliographies:

Articles & Books


Audio/Video  Index_listen_icon 



  • "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.

About Lyonette Louis-Jacques

Foreign and International Law Librarian and Lecturer in Law, D'Angelo Law Library, University of Chicago Law School
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