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Recommended Reading: January

Highline College's librarians recommend materials from the library collection on a wide variety of topics.

About This Guide

Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.                                 ---Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
―Martin Luther King Jr.

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, HC library presents January recommended reading/viewing list, focusing on nonvolence and racial justice. Please 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 check them out and enjoy them!

Full list of Recommended Reading Titles

Online Resources

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

Martin Luther King, Jr. Newspaper Articles Archive A searchable archive of thousands of newspapers articles about this "African-American minister whose strong hope for social change never swerved his belief in nonviolence." Also includes a timeline, a brief biography, and links to related sites. Some of the

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.

Campus Activism This interactive website presents many tools for progressive activists, including many interesting essays, calendars of events, campaigns to join (so you don’t have to invent your own), email lists, and a discussion forum.

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