"God is interested in the freedom of the whole human race": Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story; Signed by Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story.

Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story.

Item Number: 52028

New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1958.

First edition, early printing of Dr. Martin Luther King’s first book. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed, “Best Wishes Martin Luther King Jr.” on the front free endpaper. Some rubbing to the cloth, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few small closed tears.

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.''