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ARL Members Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Last Updated on January 13, 2023, 5:24 pm ET

ARL Member Libraries will commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by hosting events.
Visitors seem dwarfed by the towering sculpture of Martin Luther King Jr.
at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC. Image © iStock/Tim Brown

Next week, ARL member libraries will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by hosting a series of educational events and showcasing other resources that focus on racial healing. To learn more, view the list below.


Sunday, January 15

The University of Minnesota Libraries
42nd Annual U of M Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Concert
3:00 p.m. CST., Ted Mann Concert Hall and Live Stream

Tuesday, January 17

The University of Utah Library
Choosing Love over Hate: A Conversation with Reverend France A. Davis
11:00 a.m.–noon MST, J. Willard Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium 

Blog Posts, Videos, and Other Resources

The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill University Libraries

Tulane University Libraries
Presents two films that can be streamed for free via the libraries’ streaming services when students or employees login using their Tulane email:

  • The Promised Land (1990) follows the events of Dr. King’s ambitious campaign for social justice in the year before his untimely death.
  • Selma (2014) Ava Duvernay’s powerful biopic brings to life the historic protest marches led by Dr. King along the 54-mile highway stretch from Selma, Alabama, to the state capitol of Montgomery to advocate for the voting rights of Black Americans.

The University of Utah Library
Books for MLK Day 2023: Choosing Love over Hate