"God is interested in the freedom of the whole human race": Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story; Inscribed by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story.
King Jr., Martin Luther.$11,000.00
Item Number: 84530
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1958.
First edition, early printing of Dr. Martin Luther King’s first book. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Boldly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Russel Bletzer With best wishes and warm Regards Martin Luther King, Jr.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Stride Toward Freedom is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s account of the first successful large-scale application of nonviolence resistance in America is comprehensive, revelatory, and intimate. King described his book as "the chronicle of fifty thousand Negroes who took to heart the principles of nonviolence, who learned to fight for their rights with the weapon of love, and who, in the process, acquired a new estimate of their own human worth.''