Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The Eiteljorg Museum offers free admission during MLK Day each  year.

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.

Come visit the Eiteljorg Museum on Monday, Jan. 16 and enjoy FREE admission to the museum. You can participate in a community art project while learning about famous quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and share your dreams on our comment wall.

Watch, Read, & Listen

Books by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

See Books

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.

See 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

See 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

Film's

See Films

Selma

Freedom Riders

Roads to Memphis: Two Paths One Ending

King in the Wilderness

Boycott

I Am MLK Jr.

The Boy King

At-Home Activity

Virtual Film Screening

We’re excited to present a free virtual screening of Freedom Riders from the comfort of your home. Watch the film here.

Artist Spotlight

Grafton Tyler Brown was one of a small number of recognized African American painters to work in the West in the 1800s. Born in Pennsylvania in 1841, he moved to San Francisco, California, and worked as a lithographer and commercial artist. He traveled and lived throughout the West, painting the variety of landscapes he encountered along the way. Brown sketched Castle Geyser, Yellowstone, on-site on September 6, 1890, and the canvas was completed in 1891 at his Helena, Montana, studio.

You can find this painting on display in our Western Art Galleries at the Eiteljorg Museum.

Grafton Tyler Brown (American, 1841 – 1918); Castle Geyser, Yellowstone, 1891; oil on canvas; Museum purchase through the generosity of Harrison Eiteljorg; 2017.3.1

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Sunday:
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