Music, Performers, and the Arts
- The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
debuted in 1945 and is one of the youngest American orchestras to achieve prominence in the last quarter-century.
- Morehouse College
Dr. King graduated from Morehouse -- a historically black, private, liberal arts college for men. Morehouse's Glee Club will perform at this year's "A King Celebration Concert"
- Spelman College
The Glee Club of this top rated women's college will perform at this year's "A King Celebration Concert."
- The National Black Arts Festival
The Festival brings to the stage a full spectrum of artistic disciplines from dance, music and literature to film, drama and the visual arts.
Educational & Research
- The King Center
The Center is a research, educational and training center dedicated to promoting Dr. King's work and his philosophy of nonviolence.
- Mississippi State University
This school maintains a historical archive of Dr. King's speeches and letters.
- MLK Jr. Parade Foundation, Inc.
The Foundation works to educate the nation to the economic, social and
moral values of strength through diversity.
- The National Park Service
The NPS offers guided tours of the home where Dr. King grew up.
- NPR Cultural Programming Senior Producer
Ben Roe elaborates on the importance of music in celebrating the King holiday.
The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Making of a Mind by John J. Ansboro
- Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-1963 by Taylor Branch
- King: A Biography by David L. Lewis
- Voice of Deliverance: The Language of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Keith D. Miller
- A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr., James M. Washington, ed.
Black Music in America
- The Black Composer Speaks, by David Baker et al
- America's Black Musical Heritage, by Tilford Brooks
- We Shall Overcome, by Guy and Candance Dcarawan
- Black Music In Our Culture and Bibliography of Black Music, by Dominique-Rene DeLerma
- Black Women Composers: A Genisis, by Mildred Denby Green
- The Music of Black Americans: A History, by Eileen Southern
- Jazz, by Langston Hughes
- Jazz: My Music, My People, by Morgan Monceaux
- Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.! by Eleanora E. Tate