Martin Luther King, Jr. legacy honored by ALA

Contact: Katharine Fronk

ALA Graphics Coordinator

ALA Graphics



For Immediate Release

December 31, 2009

ALA Graphics has added a
Martin Luther King, Jr. poster and bookmark to its History Lives series. The items feature an image of Dr. King alongside a quote from “Stride Toward Freedom,” his memoir describing the Montgomery bus boycott. Dr. King, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who fought discrimination through nonviolent resistance, helped transform a nation through his conviction of equality. His poster and bookmark joins those of other notable figures in the History Lives series such as Abraham Lincoln, Jackie Robinson and Rosa Parks.

ALA Graphics created the Martin Luther King, Jr. Poster and Bookmark with help from
Beacon Press, which is embarking on a new publishing program entitled “The King Legacy.” Working with the Estate of Dr. King, Beacon Press has compiled previously printed editions of Dr. King’s writings along with his orations, lectures and sermons to create new editions complete with introductions by leading scholars. The first titles in the new series, “Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story” and “Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community,” will debut Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2010.

Find the
Martin Luther King, Jr. Poster and
Bookmark at the
ALA Store where your purchases fund advocacy, awareness, and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide.

ALA Graphics supports the ALA mission through the creation and distribution of quality products promoting libraries, literacy, lifelong learning, and reading. ALA Graphics develops products based on customer need, including products that support the key action areas of the Association: diversity, education and continued learning, equity of access, intellectual freedom, and 21st-century literacy.