First Edition of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Book Why We Can't Wait

  • Why We Can’t Wait.

Why We Can’t Wait.

Item Number: 15033

New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1964.

First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Some offsetting to the front free endpaper, near fine in a very good dust jacket with some creases and wear.

Published the same year Martin Luther King, Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize, Why We Can’t Wait was his response to the assassination of President Kennedy as well as his attempt to “place the events of 1963 in historical perspective, relating the Negro’s own long search for freedom since the Emancipation Proclamation” (Oates, Let the Trumpet Sound). Includes King’s famous Letter from Birmingham Jail, published here in full for the first time.