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Recommended Reading: January

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About this Guide

America, one nation, undivided 

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In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Highline College Library presents a recommended reading/viewing list for this celebration, including books, videos, eBook and e-films, highlighting Dr. King's life, his achievement, the Civil Right Movement and its activists in America.  It was his dream that America be one nation, undivided by prejudice.  Come to see what Highline College Library has to offer by browsing our recommended reading list.You can also find these materials on our Recommended Reading display rack on the Plaza Level of the library. Please borrow and enjoy them!



Martin Luther King, Jr. Week Multicultural Events Office in the Highline Community College has a week long series of educational events, programs, and activities  geared toward examining and celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   Leadership opportunities for Highline students include planning committee membership and volunteering throughout the week.  Please contact Natasha Burrowes at (206) 592-3256 or

The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute at Stanford University| Building upon the achievements of Stanford University’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute supports a broad range of activities illuminating the Nobel Peace laureate’s life and the movements he inspired. The Institute’s publications, public programs, workshops, and website inform a diverse global audience about King’s dream of global peace with social justice...

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial - National Park Service. August 28, 2011, the 48th anniversary of the groundbreaking March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom witnessed the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.

Martin Luther King, Jr. | America's Library - Library of Congress Library of Congress presents stories about Martin Lither King Jr. The stories show Martin Luther King Jr. was the most important voice of the American civil rights movement, which worked for equal rights for all.

The King Holiday | The Martin Luther King Jr. Center Established in 1968 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (“The King Center”) has been a global destination, resource center and community institution for over a quarter century. Nearly a million people each year make pilgrimage to the National Historic Site to learn, be inspired and pay their respects to Dr. King...


Films online


Counter Histories: Rock Hill

Honoring MLK 02:19

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Hear excerpts from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

speeches.© 2015 

Counter Histories: Rock Hill

Fighting for Freedom 04:08

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Why Do I Need You? Part 5: The Brain with David Eagleman

Eye Color Experiment 03:46

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© 2015
JFK & LBJ: A Time for Greatness

Non-Violent Demonstration 02:16

© 2015 PBS


JFK & LBJ: A Time for Greatness

Voter Registration Act 03:38



JFK & LBJ: A Time for Greatness

Equal Justice 02:55


These eBooks can be accessed online via the links provided using your Highline College ID and password.

Books in the Library

These books can be found on our Recommended Reading display rack on the Plaza Level of the library.