January 20th was the celebration of an everlasting leader. This year marked the 25th anniversary of the day of service put in place to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy.
As an activist, Dr. King fought for a world where every individual would be treated equally and respectfully regardless of their race or nationality. As an advocate for peace and justice, Dr. King delivered over 2,500 speeches in his lifetime all of which demonstrated the necessity for access to public services for all. Remembered as one of the most important human beings of all time, Dr. King’s teachings and ideas still inspire people to rise above even their own greatness for the better of humanity. Dr. King’s words were always a call to action and a reminder that anyone can make a difference no matter the color of your skin or placement in society.
To learn more about Martin Luther King Jr., you can check out our resources here in Andersen Library. If you need assistance with finding additional resources, don’t hesitate to ask a librarian by calling at 262-472-1032 or visiting the reference desk on the second floor.
Do you have an art loan program? Is this sculpture available for loan? During my high school and college years, my local library had sculpture loan program. My brother and I loved it! We would often take out sculptures about the size of this Martin Luther King bust. What a kick we got from having the sculpture sit in our room. I’m certain the sculpture itself also got a kick from being able to see different rooms and interiors.
This sculpture is not a circulating item. But there are art prints for checkout. If you search our Books Media and more – UW Whitewater catalog for “yellow cabinet” you can see a list. That is searching for a note we’ve added to the records that says they are “Housed in yellow cabinet.” in the 3rd-floor Main Collection.