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April 2008

Library adds Volume Six of the Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Thurgood Marshall Law Library has recently acquired volume six of the Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. This new volume (of a projected 10 volume set) is titled “Advocate of the Social Gospel, September 1948-March 1963” (located in the library at E185.97.K5 A2 1992 ) and devoted to Dr. King’s speeches, sermons and other writings in support of social justice action by Christians. As such this most recent volume contains sermons and homiletics that were not represented in earlier volumes.

The earlier volumes in the series are also available in the Thurgood Marshall Law Library and include: Called to serve, January 1929-June 1951 (v. 1); Rediscovering precious values, July 1951-November, 1955 (v.2); Birth of a new age, December 1955-December 1956 (v.3); Symbol of the movement, January 1957-December 1958 (v.4); Threshold of a new decade, January 1959-December 1960 (v.5).

In addition, a variety of archival material devoted to Dr. King may be found by searching in the Library database – Primary Sources in African American History [http://cisweb.lexis-nexis.com/histuniv/home.asp] and from the Library’s African Americans in the Law Collection [http://www.law.umaryland.edu/marshall/specialcollections/aalsc/].

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