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Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Monday, January 16, 2023, The Orchard honors prolific civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Each year, on the third Monday of January, Americans commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a global thought leader and visionary reformer. 

Below is a list of educational resources to learn more about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the organizations to consider supporting.


Articles, Books, and Resources to Educate 

Martin Luther King Jr: 50 Years Later – The Nation

Martin Luther King Jr.’s family calls for ‘no celebration’ of MLK Day without action on voting rights legislation – Deliver For Voting Rights

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. – Edited by Clayborne Carson

The Dream Journal: The Words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr –A keepsake daily writing practice journal inspired by the life and words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., drawn from Dr. King’s archives published exclusively by Harper Collins.

Strength to Love by Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Children’s Books for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day | Parenting Tips & Advice – PBS

10 Movies to Watch to Honor Martin Luther King Jr. This MLK Day – Parade


Organizations to Support and Ways to Mobilize

Drum Major Institute

National Civil Rights Museum

The King Center

Business For Voting Rights

The 2022 Virtual Beloved Community Global Summit – January 13 – 14 

MLK Day of Service – Virtual events on January 16   


In-person events to attend on Monday, 1/16

Atlanta: Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church @ 10:00am

Los Angeles: Kingdom Day Parade @ 11:00am

San Francisco: The MLK2023 March @ 11:00am

Miami: MLK Day Parade @ 11:00am

New York: Brooklyn Academy of Music @ 10:30am


Podcasts to Listen To 

Photographing Martin Luther King and His Family – BBC Witness

My Road Trips with Martin Luther King – BBC Outlook

How Was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Perceived During His Time? – Brainstuff

Memphis Blues – Late ‘60s Soul Music Playlist by NPR


Social Media Accounts to Follow and Amplify

@BerniceKing on Twitter and Instagram

@TheKingCenter on Twitter and Instagram

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