MLK Jr. and Barack Obama Bibliography

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Thank you for visiting our Martin Luther King Jr. and Barack Obama bibliography.  Here you will find citations for books, videos and newspaper articles accessible in the Library and through the Library’s databases.

The following books can be found in the Martin Luther King/Barack Obama Book Display on the First Floor of the Library

Branch, Taylor. “At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68.” New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006.
Call Number: E185.615 .B67 2006

Kotz, Nick. “Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Laws that Changed America.” Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005.
Call Number: E847.2 .K67 2005

OyamO. “I Am a Man.” New York: Applause Books, 1995.
Call Number: PS3565.Y3 I2 1995

Lischer, Richard. “The Preacher King: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Word that Moved America.” New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
Call Number: BV4208.U6 L571995

Carson, Clayborne, et al. “The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr.” Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992-<c2007>.
Call Number: E185.97.K5 A2 1992   Available in the Main Stacks – Ask for it at the Circulation Desk.

Cone, James H. “Martin & Malcolm & America: A Dream or a Nightmare?” Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 1991.
Call Number: E185.97.K5 C66 1991

Franklin, Robert Michael. “Liberating Visions: Human Fulfillment and Social Justice in African-American Thought.” Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press, 1990.
Call Number: E185 .F8265 1990

Frank, Gerold. “An American Death; The True Story of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Greatest Manhunt of our Time.”
Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1972.
Call Number: E185.97.K5 F7

Lewis, David L. “King; A Critical Biography by David L. Lewis.” New York: Praeger, 1970.
Call Number: E185.97.K5 L45

Williams, John A. “The King God Didn’t Save; Reflections on the Life and Death of Martin Luther King, Jr.” New York: Coward-McCann, 1970.
Call Number: E185.97.K5 W51970

King, Coretta Scott. “My Life with Martin Luther King, Jr.” New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1969.
Call Number: E185.97.K5 K5

Osbourne, Charles. “I Have a Dream; The Story of Martin Luther King in Text and Pictures.” New York: Time-Life Books, 1968.
Call Number: E185.97.K5 I2

MLK Videos (Located in the Media Center, Lower Level, Crown Library

“Voices of Civil Rights” / The History Channel; A&E Television Networks. Burlington, VT: A&E Home Video; New York: Distributed by New Video, 2006. Media Center Call Number: DVD E185.61 .C5855 2006 AV
“At the River I Stand.” / A film by David Appleby, Allison Graham, Steven John Ross ; a production of Memphis State University, Department of Theatre and Communication Arts. San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, 1993.
Media Center: VIDEO. HD5325.S25721968 .M45 1993 AV
“Martin Luther King Commemorative Collection.” Oak Forest, IL : MPI Home Video, 1988.
Media Center: VIDEO. E185.97.K5 M3

Books by and about Barack Obama

Price, Joann F. “Barack Obama: A Biography.” Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2008.
Call Number: E901.1.O23 P75 2008
Wagner, Heather Lehr. “Barack Obama.” New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 2008.
Call Number: E901.1.O23 W25 2008

Wilson, John K. “Barack Obama: This Improbable Quest.” Boulder, CO: Paradigm, 2008.
Call Number: E901.1.O23 W56 2008
Obama, Barack. “Barack Obama: What he Believes In – from His Own Works.” Rockville, MD: Arc Manor, 2008.
Call Number: E185.97.O23 A25 2007
Hughes, Libby. “Barack Obama: Voice of Unity, Hope and Change.” New York: IUniverse, 2008.
Call Number: E901.1.O23 H74 2008

Obama, Barack. “The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream.” New York: Crown Publishers, 2006.
Call Number: E901.1.O23 A3 2006
Obama, Barack. “Dreams from my Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance.” New York: Three Rivers Press, 2004.
Call Number: E185.97.O23 A3 2004   (Shelved at Reserves)

Levinovitz, Agneta Wallin and Nils Ringertz. “The Nobel Prize: The First 100 years.” London: Imperial College Press; Singapore; River Edge, NJ: World Scientific Pub., 2001
Call Number: AS911.N9 N586 2001

Articles on Martin Luther King Jr. winning the Nobel Peace Prize

Please note:  Off-campus access to many of these article is restricted to DU students, faculty and staff.

Assensoh, A. B., and Yvette Alex-Assensoh. “Martin Luther King 39 years on….” New African, 459 February 2007, 52-54.

Cook, Samuel DuBois. “Martin Luther King.” The Journal of Negro History, 53, No. 4 October 1968, 348-354. JSTOR (accessed January 15, 2010).

Colaiaco, James A. “Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Paradox of Nonviolent Direct Action.” Phylon 47, No. 1 1st Qtr., 1986, 16-28.

Cone, James H. “Martin and Malcolm on Nonviolence and Violence.” Phylon 49, No. 3/4 Autumn – Winter, 2001, 173-183.

Steinkraus, Warren E. “Martin Luther King’s Personalism and Non-Violence.” Journal of the History of Ideas, 34, No. 1 Jan. – Mar., 1973, 97-111. JSTOR (accessed January 7, 2010).

MLK Websites:

Nobel Peace Laureate Project

Eugene, Oregon grass roots organization created to promote peace by honoring and inspiring peacemakers.


The Official Web Site of the Nobel Foundation; find information for every Nobel Prize since 1901.

The King Center

Established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King, the King center is the official, living memorial dedicated to the advancement of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research & Education Institute

Created to provide an institutional home for a broad range of activities illuminating the Nobel Peace laureate’s life and the movements he inspired. Stanford University

New York Times Topics –Martin Luther King

Each topic page collects all the news, reference and archival information, photos, graphics, audio and video files published on given topics.

Barack Obama Websites:

The 2009 page on the official Nobel Prize site. Discusses rationale for choosing President Barack Obama as the recipient.

Here, you will find ways to get involved in the movement “Organizing for America,” which elected Barack Obama and empowered communities. You will also find information on current issues such as economy, health care, new energy, and education and learn how you can volunteer for Organizing for America.

President Barack Obama’s page on the Whitehouse website. Contains a biography and blog posts, a video, and current press releases.

A wealth of information in different formats provided by The Chicago Tribune. Here, you will find a photo gallery, news items, and biographical information.

Visit Barack Obama’s Myspace page.

Visit Barack Obama’s Facebook page.

Articles on Barack Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize

Packer, George. “Peace and War.” New Yorker 85, no. 42 (December 21, 2009): 45-46.

“Is there an Obama doctrine?.” Economist 393, no. 8662

Sanger, David E. “Obama Outlines a Vision of Might and Right.” New York Times.  159.54887 (December 12, 2009

Zeleny, Jeff, and Walter Gibbs. “Obama Leaves Oslo After Accepting Peace Prize.” New York Times, December 12, 2009., 1 (accessed January 15, 2010).

Sanger, David E. “A New Nobel Laureate’s Pragmatic Approach to ‘the World as It Is’.” New York Times, December 12, 2009.,9

Zeleny, Jeff, and Walter Gibbs. “Accepting Peace Prize, Obama Offers ‘Hard Truth’.” New York Times, December 11, 2009., 20

President Obama in Oslo.” New York Times, December 11, 2009., 42,

Obama, Barack H. “Remarks on Winning the Nobel Peace Prize.” Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents (October 9, 2009): 1-2.


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