First edition Martin Luther King book


Stride toward Freedom 1958 Signed by Martin Luther King.

Harper & Brothers, New York, 1958. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Condición: Bien. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Bien. 1ª Edición. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. (CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT) First edition. King, Martin Luther, Jr (1929-1968) African American clergyman and civil rights leader. Book Inscribed and Signed. Written by a youthful Dr. King, the book is Stride Toward Freedom. The Montgomery Story (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1958). First edition, later printing. 8vo, cloth-backed boards in a very good dust jacket. King was ordained a Baptist minister in 1954. After Rosa Parks was arrested on Dec. 1, 1955 for not giving up her seat on the bus to a white passenger, Dr. King led a year-long boycott of the Montgomery, Alabama transit system (the subject of this book), which led to the Supreme Court’s 1956 decision that segregation on public buses was unconstitutional. He founded (1957) and was president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, which advocated nonviolence and racial brotherhood. In August 1963 he helped organize the massive March on Washington, where he gave his famous “I Have A Dream” speech. He was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee in 1968. Firmado por el autor.