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The Bruce C. Clarke Library will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday and Black History Month in February with a variety of displays of books and media items.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrates the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. who devoted his life to equality and the civil rights of Black people in America. His “I have a dream” speech is thought of as iconic.
To learn more about him and his life, check out some of the more than 300 books, DVDs and audiobooks in the Clarke Library on King and the Civil Rights Movement.
Also available for students and researchers are a large number of online databases and digital resources on King and the Civil Rights Movement. These are provided free to library patrons by the Department of the Army and Department of Defense.
FreedomFlix is a new, free resource which features dynamic e-books of the Children’s Press best-selling Cornerstones of Freedom series. Titles include embedded popup features such as maps, timelines, virtual tour clips, primary source videos and audio clips.
There is one on the Civil Rights Movement, and the landmark court case, Brown v. Board of Education.
World Book Online is a comprehensive collection of e-learning resources for all ages and abilities with articles, videos, educator tools, eBooks, research guides and more.
Scholastic Teachables has nonfiction texts and social studies lessons to honor King and his ideals.
For access to the above mentioned electronic resources, patrons need a Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation online library account which is available to all military, retirees and family members. It can be used without a CAC card.
To get set up with an account, call library staff any time from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday at 573.563.4113.
The library is closed to in-person traffic, but curbside pick-up is available.
(Editor’s note: This article was submitted to the GUIDON from the library.)