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.

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with us!

For the safety of all guests and visitors, capacity will be limited, so advance ticket registration is recommended.  In accordance with the current and evolving Covid pandemic and health guidance, visitors are required to wear masks while in the museum. Read our full Covid-19 guidelines.

We welcome you to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Eiteljorg Monday, January 17 with free admission to the museum. Enjoy the final day of Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure and explore activities in the new Nina Mason Pulliam Education Center. Take a look through the resources on this page to learn more about Dr. King and his legacy.

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.

At-Home Activity

Virtual Film Screening

We’re excited to present a free virtual screening of Freedom Riders from the comfort of your home. To watch it just click here.

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Books written by Dr. Martin Luther 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:

Selma

Freedom Riders

Roads to Memphis: Two Paths One Ending

King in the Wilderness

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