Spotlight on Martin Luther King Jr. Titles

By Endia Paige

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 16, 2017, here are three titles available in the Law Library about Dr. King and his legacy.

Martin Luther King Jr. and the Morality of Legal Practice: Lessons in Love and Justice

by Robert K. Vischer

Available on the Balcony-  KF373.K523 V57 2013

This book seeks to reframe our understanding of the lawyer’s work by exploring how Martin Luther King, Jr built his advocacy on a coherent set of moral claims regarding the demands of love and justice in light of human nature.

Protest at Selma: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Voting rights act of 1965

By David J. Garrow

Available in the Basement- JK1929.A2 G37

Vivid descriptions of violence and courageous acts fill David Garrow’s account of the momentous 1965 protest at Selma, Alabama, in which the author illuminates the role of Martin Luther King Jr. in organizing the demonstrations that led to the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Laws that Changed America

by Nick Kotz

Available in the Basement- E847.2. K67 2005

The Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Nick Kotz offers the first thorough account of the complex working relationship between Lyndon Baines Johnson and Martin Luther King Jr. Tracing both leaders’ paths, from Johnson’s ascension to the presidency in 1963 to King’s assassination in 1968, Kotz describes how they formed a wary alliance that would become instrumental in producing some of the most substantial civil rights legislation in American history: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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