Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 17 marks the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a holiday that honors the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Learn more with these booklists, community events, and online resources.


Stories of Civil Rights Activists

Civil Rights and Social Justice for School-Aged Kids

Civil Rights and Social Justice for Kids- eBooks

The Reverend Dr. King In His Own Words

The Man Behind the Movement: Martin Luther King Jr.

Community Events

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Inspirational Weekend from January 14-17. Virtual and in-person events and volunteer opportunities with the YMCA of Snohomish County.

Annual Community Celebration of MLK on January 14. Virtual event from Seattle Colleges.

Virtual King Day Program on January 17. Online event from Northwest African American Museum.

Online Resources

Gale in Context: Biography- Find biographical articles about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other heroes of the Civil Rights Movement.

Black Freedom Struggle- Browse primary source materials relating to black history and the struggle for equality in the United States, including materials about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement.

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