Documentaries and Drama
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: A Historical Perspective – An Authorized Biography of a Civil Rights Hero
Excerpt: Selma is a 2014 historical drama film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb. It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches initiated and directed by James Bevel and led by Martin Luther King Jr., Hosea Williams, and John Lewis. The film stars actors David Oyelowo as King, Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon B. Johnson, Tim Roth as George Wallace, Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, and Common as Bevel.
Baldwin, Lewis V. 2016. Behind the Public Veil: The Humanness of Martin Luther King Jr. Minneapolis: Fortress Press.
Baldwin, Lewis V. and Victor Anderson. 2018. Revives My Soul again: The Spirituality of Martin Luther King Jr. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Fortress Press.
Baldwin, Lewis V., Vicki L. Crawford, Robert M. Franklin, Victor Anderson, Teresa Delgado, Larry Rivers, Crystal A. Degregory, Gary S. Selby, and Walter E. Fluker. 2019. Reclaiming the Great World House: The Global Vision of Martin Luther King Jr. Athens: University of Georgia Press.
Cervantes, Valerie S. 2018. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Speech Resources: Fact Sheet. Washington, District of Columbia: Congressional Research Service.
Dorrien, Gary J. 2018. Breaking White Supremacy : Martin Luther King Jr. and the Black Social Gospel. New Haven: Yale University Press.
Finley, Mary Lou, Bernard LaFayette, James R. Ralph, and Pam Smith. 2016. The Chicago Freedom Movement : Martin Luther King Jr. and Civil Rights Activism in the North. Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky.
Jackson, Thomas F. and Martin Luther King. 2007. From Civil Rights to Human Rights Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Struggle for Economic Justice. Philadelphia, Pa: University of Pennsylvania Press.
Laurent, Sylvie and William Julius Wilson. 2019. King and the Other America: The Poor People’s Campaign and the Quest for Economic Equality. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
Lischer, Richard. 2020. The Preacher King: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Word that Moved America. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Rose, Justin. 2019. The Drum Major Instinct: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Theory of Political Service. Athens: The University of Georgia Press.
- The Catholic University Campus Ministry has a MLK Jr. Teach-In site. Check out the Ministry website for additional information and service opportunities.
- The Center for Cultural Engagement has a Resources page with such topics as Resources for Confronting Racism and Being an Ally.
- The John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library has a book display of select print resources on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. including the four volume set of his papers. The display is located on the 1st floor.