Library exhibit offers a glimpse of Dr. King through Toledo newspapers

Photo by Don Strayer (courtesy of The Blade)

Photo of Dr. King taken in September, 1967 at Scott High School in Toledo (about six months prior to the civil rights leader's assassination).

The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library is celebrating Black History Month with presentations and activities around the Toledo area. Main Library's tribute exhibit entitled Martin Luther King, Jr. Glimpsed Through Toledo Newspapers is on view in Main's second floor gallery now through Sunday, February 24.

The exhibit provides a look at the past through local newspaper reproductions from the then Toledo Blade (now titled The Blade), the former Toledo Times (ran under this name from 1900 until purchased by the Toledo Blade in 1929) and the former Bronze Raven (a weekly African American newspaper from 1948-1976). The past articles on display provide insight into Dr. King's life, including his 1963 arrest, marches he led in Detroit and Washington, D.C., his 1967 appearance at Scott High School in Toledo, his assassination, and more.