Although there will be memorials across all media and on campus, we recommend (as we always do) that you check out some primary documents to learn more about King as he was known during his own lifetime.
A piece of the American historical literary cannon, his "Letter from Birmingham Jail" is his 1963 response to other clergymen's assertions that civil rights should be fought for in courts and not in the streets. The quote "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." is from this landmark letter. Stanford has a very useful annotated reprint of the letter that gives a full explanation of his references. Available here.
Everyone has seen clips of his "I Have a Dream" speech, but have you ever watched it in its entirety? Almost fifty years later his historic speech still brings chills to the viewer:
For some non-electronic sources, Lane Library has many, many volumes about King's life and work. I have posted just a few here, but recommend you check the catalog to see all of them.
We hope to see you at the events on campus this week (for more details, check out the college blog)