Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story.

"GOD IS INTERESTED IN THE FREEDOM OF THE WHOLE HUMAN RACE": FIRST EDITION OF STRIDE TOWARD FREEDOM: THE MONTGOMERY STORY; INSCRIBED BY MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION

Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story.

KING JR., Martin Luther.

Item Number: 116437

New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1958.

First edition of Dr. Martin Luther King’s first book. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication to fellow Baptist minister Reverend Robert Lowe, “Sept. 2, 1958 To: Rev. + Mrs. Robert L. Lowe, With best wishes and warm personal regards. Martin L. King Jr.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. A superior example.

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.''

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