Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The Eiteljorg Museum offers free admission during MLK Day. Check back for 2023 details and tickets or explore the virtual resources and activities on this page.

How Can We Honor and Celebrate Dr. King’s Legacy Today?

Learn more from this conversation between Tammy L. Cooper and Anthony Conley.

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Our nation was born in genocide when it embraced the doctrine that the original American, the Indian, was an inferior race. Even before there were large numbers of Negroes on our shores, the scar of racial hatred had already disfigured colonial society. … We are perhaps the only nation, which tried as a matter of national policy to wipe out its Indigenous population. Moreover, we elevated that tragic experience into a noble crusade. Indeed, even today we have not permitted ourselves to reject or to feel remorse for this shameful episode. Our literature, our films, our drama, our folklore all exalt it.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Watch, Read, & Listen

Books written by Dr. Martin King, Jr.

Strength to Love. New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1963.

Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story. New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1958.

The Trumpet of Conscience. New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1968. (Foreword by Coretta Scott King.)

Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1967

Why We Can’t Wait. New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1963.

 

Collections of Dr. King’s Writings and Speeches

Carson, Clayborne and Shepard, Kris (editors). A Call to Conscience: The Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. New York: Warner Books, 2001.

A Testament of Hope. San Francisco: Harper & Row Publishers, 1986.

The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr. New York: Newmarket Press, 1983
Carson, Clayborne and Holloran, Peter (editors).

A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., New York: IPM in Association with Warner Books, 1998.

Carson, Clayborne (editor). The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. New York: IPM in Association with Warner Books, 1998.

The King Papers – Volumes 1-6 (with more volumes forthcoming), University of California Press.

More books on Dr. King and/or the Civil Rights Movement can be found on The King Center’s website as well

Children’s Books

I am Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Brad Meltzer

The Story of Martin Luther King Jr.
by Johnny Ray Moore

My Uncle Martin’s Big Heart
by Angela Farris Watkins

My First Biography: Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Marion Dane Bauer

I Have a Dream
by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Doreen Rappaport

My Brother Martin
by Christine King Farris

My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Martin Luther, III King

Martin Luther King Jr.: A Graphic History of America’s Great Civil Rights Leaders
by Rachel Ruiz

Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?
by Bonnie Bader

Dear Martin
by Nic Stone

Films

Selms

Freedom Riders

Roads to Memphis: Two Paths One Ending

King in the Wilderness

Museum Info

Monday – Saturday:
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday:
Noon – 5 p.m.

500 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Tue 12

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July 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sat 16

Bizhiki Culture and Dance Company Family Day

July 16 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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