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.
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.
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.
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.