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In honor of his birthday, January 15, we wanted to spotlight biographies on and speeches by the Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We hope that they inspire you!
Visit the Pratt website to log in for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day lecture featuring Larry Gibson on Saturday, January 15 at 2pm. Find out more information here. Also, In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, all Pratt locations will be closed on Monday, January 17.
With knowledge, spirit, good humor, and passion, Clayborne Carson brings to life a remarkable man whose thoughts and actions speak to our most burning contemporary issues and still inspire the desires, hopes, and dreams of us all.
The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Clayborne Carson, eBook
This historical compilation features highlights by the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. including major speeches at Lincoln Memorial, Brown Chapel and Final Speech, day before Dr. King`s Assassination.
I Have A Dream, Film
Jackson demonstrates how Martin Luther King’s early years as a pastor and activist in Montgomery, Alabama, helped shape his identity as a civil rights leader. Using the sharp lens of Montgomery’s struggle for racial equality to investigate King’s burgeoning leadership.
Becoming King by Troy Jackson, eBook
Seen and heard in this original footage are the highlights of dramatic speeches and coversations spanning 1956 to 1968, including his last address on April 3, 1968, the night before his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee.
Been To The Mountaintop, Film
Looking for the next movie to watch? Check out some of these films and documentaries selected by Kanopy Staff members. Don’t forget with Kanopy, you can stream up to 10 programs each month with no wait.
AVA (Jessica Chastain) is a deadly assassin who works for a black ops organization, traveling the globe specializing in high profile hits. When a job goes dangerously wrong she is forced to fight for her own survival.
On Monday April 15, 2019, the world watched in horror as Notre-Dame, Paris’ iconic cathedral, burned. While news stations around the globe cover the events live and the streets fill with people in shock, an extraordinary story was taking place behind the scenes. Just a few key moments decided the fate of the Notre Dame, saving it from total destruction.
The Battle for Notre Dame, Film
When a young loner becomes the gestational surrogate for a single man in his 40s, the two strangers come to realize this unexpected relationship will quickly challenge their perceptions of connection, boundaries, and the particulars of love.
Together Together, Film
Over a 70+ year career, Rita Moreno defied both her humble upbringing and relentless racism to become one of the rare EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) Award Winners of our time. Her resilience and talent triumphed over adversity and broke barriers for generations of artists who refuse to be pigeonholed.
Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It, Film
Take your career to the next level with these books from women entrepreneurs and leaders. They offer key insights to help you reach your goals in 2022.
Corporate executive and leadership speaker Nona Jones takes you on a personal journey to discovering the difference between success that empties and success that fills. Many aspire to achieve status, wealth, and notability, but for those who have experienced trauma, success requires more than a changed mindset — it requires repairing a broken spirit.
Success from the Inside Out by Nona Jones, eBook
This book empowers women to rewrite the rules of communication and claim their seat at the table once and for all. After a lifetime of being told to “take up less space,” Eliza VanCort says it’s time for women to take up more space. This book will help women master specific skills and communication techniques so they permanently claim space with courage, empathy, and conviction.
A Woman’s Guide to Claiming Space by Eliza Vancort, eBook
Rueckert teaches women to recognize the value of their voices and tap into their inherent power, potential, and capacity for self-expression. Outspoken provides readers with the tools, guidance, and encouragement they need to learn to love their voices and rise to the obligation to share them with the world.
Outspoken by Veronica Rueckert, eBook
The 2022 Grammy Awards are right around the corner! Listen to the nominees’ albums on Hoopla before we all see who takes home the awards.