Celebrate MLK Day 2018!

Celebrate by helping and respecting others!

Dr. King believed in helping others. We honor King for his accomplishments & service to others


Martin Luther King, Jr. is honored for non-violent beliefs to change the heart of America, his tenacity to fight for freedom and equality for all people. He believed that the "White man could not be free if the Negro was not free." He is famous for many good deeds in his life including the "I Have a Dream" speech. He was an excellent orator.

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelliegence plus character that is the goal of true education."

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only LOVE can do that."

"Let us not wallow in the valley of despair" "I still have a dream" "So Let Freedom Ring!"

Quotes by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

King, Martin Luther, Jr. (1929-1968), an African American Baptist minister, was the main leader of the civil rights movement in the United States during the 1950's and 1960's. He had a magnificent speaking ability, which enabled him to effectively express the demands of African Americans for social justice. King's eloquent pleas won the support of millions of people—blacks and whites—and made him internationally famous. He won the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize for leading nonviolent civil rights demonstrations.

In spite of King's stress on nonviolence, he often became the target of violence. White racists bombed his home in Montgomery, Alabama, and threw rocks at him in Chicago. Finally, violence ended King's life at the age of 39, when an assassin shot and killed him.

Excerpt from World Book Online

Garrow, D. J. (2018). King, Martin Luther, Jr.. In World Book Advanced. Retrieved from

Sweetwater High School Library

Sweetwater High School Library is open daily at 6 am to 3:40 pm Mon - Fri. Please look on the library website on the left navigation pane under Resources for databases and library resources. Recently, we added a link to DMV to help you practice for the test.

Please send Mrs. Brown an email if you have any questions. Happy Reading!

Attn: Seniors Before You Go...... AND Community Service Available at SUHI Library


#1 Check you library account for borrowed materials

#2 Return all your library materials including textbooks from previous school years

#3 Pay overdue book fines and lost/damaged books

#4 If you have questions or concerns---Just Ask us! We are here to help you succeed!

Are you looking for Community Service hours? Stop by the school library and talk to Mrs. Brown or Mrs. Nuno about your availability. There's all kinds of work for you to do in the library when you volunteer including processing textbooks, creating displays, designing fliers, promoting books via Social Media, and of course organizing the library. Seniors are welcome to complete their hours in the library after school. Bring your Community Service Verification Form with you to keep track of your hours. We hope to see you soon!