January 15th marks the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday in the United States that honors the civil rights leader and advocate for racial equality. To honor Dr. King's legacy, a great gift idea on this day would be a book or DVD about his life and work.
One popular book about Martin Luther King Jr. is "The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr." This book is a collection of writings and speeches by Dr. King, including his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. It provides a firsthand look into the mind and motivations of one of the most important figures of the civil rights movement.
Another great gift idea is a DVD of the film "Selma," which tells the story of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the marches from Selma to Montgomery that led to its passage. The movie, directed by Ava DuVernay, stars David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr. and is a powerful and moving portrayal of the Civil Rights movement.
Finally, a donation to a civil rights organization in Dr. King's name would also be a meaningful and impactful gift. The Southern Poverty Law Center, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) or the National Urban League are examples of organizations that are working to continue Dr. King's legacy of fighting for racial justice and equality.
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, these gift ideas offer an opportunity to learn more about the life and work of this important historical figure and to support the ongoing struggle for racial justice in the United States.