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Martin Luther King Jr. 2022 Online Display: The Fierce Urgency of Now: Welcome

Welcome to the online exhibition The Fierce Urgency of Now! In his “I Have a Dream” speech, Dr. King spoke of the need to press for civil and economic justice for Black Americans and reminded his audience of the “fierce urgency of now.” Our library display highlights recent acquisitions that address persistent issues of race and racism in today's society. Browse our selection of online library resources, and visit our physical book display on the main level of the library through February 28.

The 1960s

"We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action. -- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1967

The 2020s

Watch or listen to WNYC’s 15th Annual MLK celebration, MLK and the Fierce Urgency of Now!


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.