"CAN THE METHOD OF NON-VIOLENCE THAT ERASED THE COLOR LINE IN MOTGOMERY'S BUSES BE APPLIED EFFECTIVELY TO SCHOOLS?": FIRST EDITION OF A FIRST STEP TOWARD SCHOOL INTEGRATION, WITH A FOREWORD BY MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
(KING, Martin Luther, Jr.) HOLDEN, Anna. A First Step Toward School Integration. New York: Congress of Racial Equality, 1958. Slim octavo, staple-bound as issued, original pictorial paper self-wrappers; pp. 16.
First edition of this pamphlet released by CORE suggesting that Nashville's success with school integration could be extended to other Southern cities using the same activist techniques, with a foreword by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Written by the chairwoman of the Nashville chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), this pamphlet details the events—often disturbing—surrounding the integration of Nashville schools, including the bombing of the Hattie Cotton school. The pamphlet also provides a full description of CORE's ground-level operations and its techniques for mobilizing African-American parents to fight back against segregation. The conclusion of this work includes ten specific steps, drawing on the lessons of Nashville, that activists in other cities could use to achieve school integration in their own communities.
Faint soiling and corner crease to rear wrapper. About-fine condition.