Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Welcome to our digital exhibit celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, last updated in January 2024. Harvard affiliates can request books via HOLLIS, for pick-up at the library of your choice.

This display honors and examines U.S. society's relationship to the great civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. The display features key writings and speeches by Dr. King. It also features biographies of Dr. King and histories of Dr. King's activism within the Civil Rights Movement.

Every year, Harvard University hosts the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture. The annual lecture "aims to recognize individuals who through their dedication to activism, advocacy, scholarship, or service have made an indelible contribution to advancing justice and equality."

Read about Dr. King's relationship with Harvard University in a 2013 article in The Harvard Gazette.

Articles, Essays, & Other Resources


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