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Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

Whether you are taking time to reflect on MLK Day or looking to deepen your knowledge of this inimitable man, here are audiobooks to guide you—including the 16-minute recording of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

King: A Life

By: Jonathan Eig
Narrated by: Dion Graham
Length: 20 hours 45 minutes

Winner of the 2024 Audie Award for Best Nonfiction Narrator!

This program is narrated by Dion Graham, n
arrator of over 300 audiobooks and an AudioFile Golden Voice. Dion has won multiple Earphones and Audie Awards.

"Dion Graham superbly narrates this riveting audiobook, emulating the majestic cadence of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, speeches. He... Read more

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Coretta: The Autobiography of Mrs. Coretta Scott King

By: Coretta Scott King
Narrated by: January LaVoy
Length: 26 minutes

"Music and sound effects are beautifully paired with January LaVoy's inviting narration of this adaptation of Coretta Scott King's autobiography.—AudioFile

"Music and sound effects are beautifully paired with January LaVoy’s inviting narration of this adaptation of Coretta Scott King’s autobiography for adults."—The Children's Book Review... Read more

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I Have A Dream Speech

By: Martin Luther King
Narrated by: Martin Luther King
Length: 16 minutes

If you wish to hear Martin Luther King Jr himself deliver his immortalized "I Have a Dream" speech in it's entirety then please go ahead and enable this skill for Alexa to play back to you anytime you feel the need to be inspired. Perhaps you were there during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963?... or maybe you want... Read more

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Dear Martin

By: Nic Stone
Narrated by: Dion Graham
Length: 4 hours 32 minutes

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WILLIAM C. MORRIS AWARD FINALIST • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME
 
After a traffic stop turns violent at the hands of the police, a young Black teen grapples with racism—and what it means for his future. Critically acclaimed author Nic Stone boldly tackles America’s troubled history with race... Read more

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I've Been to the Mountaintop

The Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By: Clayborne Carson & Kris Shepard
Narrated by: Hachette Assorted Authors
Length: 7 hours 37 minutes

A powerful collection of the most essential speeches from famed social activist and key civil rights figure Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This companion volume to A Knock At Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. includes the text of his most well-known oration, "I Have a Dream", his acceptance speech for the... Read more

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We Dream a World: Carrying the Light From My Grandparents Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King

By: Yolanda Renee King
Narrated by: Yolanda Renee King
Length: 25 minutes

The granddaughter of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King delivers a stirring tribute to her grandparents that speaks to children everywhere about her hopes for a new future.In this stirring tribute to Coretta Scott King and Martin Luther King, Jr., their granddaughter, Yolanda - a national civil rights figure in her own right - is... Read more

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A Gift of Love

Sermons from Strength to Love and Other Preachings

By: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Narrated by: JD Jackson
Length: 7 hours 31 minutes

The classic collection of sixteen sermons preached and compiled by Dr. King

As Dr. King prepared for the Birmingham campaign in early 1963, he drafted the final sermons for Strength to Love, a volume of his best-known homilies. King had begun working on the sermons during a fortnight in jail in July 1962. Having been arrested for holding a prayer... Read more

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Alabama v. King

Martin Luther King Jr. and the Criminal Trial That Launched the Civil Rights Movement

By: David Fisher & Dan Abrams
Narrated by: Fred D. Gray & Korey Jackson
Length: 12 hours 25 minutes

The forgotten story of a criminal trial that brought national attention to a young defendant named Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as told by Fred D. Gray, Dr. King’s lawyer and friend, along with New York Times bestselling authors Dan Abrams and David Fisher. The audiobook concludes with an exclusive conversation between Fred Gray and Dan Abrams.

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Why We Can't Wait

By: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Narrated by: JD Jackson
Length: 6 hours 5 minutes

Dr. King’s best-selling account of the civil rights movement in Birmingham during the spring and summer of 1963

On April 16, 1963, as the violent events of the Birmingham campaign unfolded in the city’s streets, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., composed a letter from his prison cell in response to local religious leaders’ criticism of the campaign.... Read more

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Where Do We Go from Here

Chaos or Community?

By: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Narrated by: JD Jackson
Length: 8 hours 37 minutes

The last book written by King his final reflections after a decade of civil rights struggles

In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., isolated himself from the demands of the civil rights movement, rented a house in Jamaica with no telephone, and labored over his final manuscript. In this significantly prophetic work, which has been unavailable for... Read more

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Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop

The Sanitation Strike of 1968

By: Alice Faye Duncan
Narrated by: Karen Chilton
Length: 25 minutes

For nine-year-old Lorraine Jackson, the Sanitation Strike of 1968 hit close to home.
Lorraine marched with her daddy and other sanitation workers through the streets of Memphis fighting for equal rights and safer working conditions. With her mother, she boycotted stores. Lorraine’s life was forever changed when she heard Dr. Martin Luther King... Read more

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Stride Toward Freedom

The Montgomery Story

King Legacy: Book #1

By: Martin Luther King, Jr
Narrated by: JD Jackson
Length: 8 hours 59 minutes

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s account of the first successful large-scale application of nonviolent resistance in America is comprehensive, revelatory, and intimate. King described his book as "the chronicle of 50,000 Negroes who took to heart the principles of nonviolence, who learned to fight for their rights with the weapon of love, and who,... Read more

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Martin Rising: Requiem For a King

By: Andrea Davis Pinkney
Length: 1 hour 11 minutes

With imagination and power, the award-winning Pinkney duo celebrates MLK's nonviolent struggle for civil rights -- as he transforms America through the spirit of love.A Washington Post Best Book of the YearA Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the YearA New York Public Library Best Book of the YearA School Library Journal Best Book of the Year*... Read more

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The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. - Abridged

By: Clayborne Carson
Narrated by: LeVar Burton
Length: 9 hours 34 minutes

With knowledge, spirit, good humor, and passion, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. 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.

Written in his own words, this history-making autobiography is Martin Luther King: the... Read more

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The Heavens Might Crack

The Death and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

By: Jason Sokol
Narrated by: Dan Woren
Length: 10 hours 56 minutes

A vivid portrait of how Americans grappled with King's death and legacy in the days, weeks, and months after his assassination

On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot as he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. At the time of his murder, King was a polarizing figure -- scorned by many white Americans,... Read more

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Death of a King

The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year

By: Tavis Smiley
Narrated by: Tavis Smiley
Length: 6 hours 15 minutes

A revealing and dramatic chronicle of the twelve months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination.

Martin Luther King, Jr. died in one of the most shocking assassinations the world has known, but little is remembered about the life he led in his final year. New York Times bestselling author and award-winning broadcaster Tavis... Read more

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The King Years

Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement

By: Taylor Branch
Narrated by: Leslie Jr, Odom
Length: 6 hours 33 minutes

The essential moments of the Civil Rights Movement are set in historical context by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the magisterial America in the King Years trilogy—Parting the Waters; Pillar of Fire; and At Canaans Edge.

Taylor Branch, author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning America in the King Years trilogy, presents selections from his... Read more

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Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round

My Story of the Making of Martin Luther King Day

By: Kathlyn J. Kirkwood
Narrated by: Shayna Small
Length: 53 minutes

This brilliant memoir-in-verse tells the moving story of how a nation learned to celebrate a hero. Through years of protests and petition, Kathlyn's story highlights the foot soldiers who fought to make Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a national holiday.Aint Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Round is a deeply moving middle grade memoir about what it... Read more

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My Life, My Love, My Legacy

By: Coretta Scott King & Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds
Narrated by: Phylicia Rashad & January LaVoy
Length: 14 hours 20 minutes

"...this audiobook, which was dictated in the last year of King’s life, put’s both her and her husband’s struggles in cultural and historical context. This is a must-listen." -- The Berkshire Edge

The life story of Coretta Scott King—wife of Martin Luther King Jr., founder of the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, and singular... Read more

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Parting the Waters

America in the King Years 1954-63

By: Taylor Branch
Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi & Janina Edwards
Length: 45 hours 10 minutes

In Parting the Waters, the first volume of his essential America in the King Years series, Pulitzer Prize winner Taylor Branch gives a “compelling…masterfully told” (The Wall Street Journal) account of Martin Luther King’s early years and rise to greatness.

Hailed as the most masterful story ever told of the American civil rights movement,... Read more

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