"WITH APPRECIATION FOR YOUR GREAT SUPPORT": INSCRIBED BY MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
KING Jr., Martin Luther. Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? New York, Evanston, and London: Harper & Row, (1967). Octavo, original half black cloth, dust jacket supplied from another first edition copy. Housed in a custom clamshell box.
First edition of Dr. King's last book, published the year before he was assassinated, inscribed: "To Mrs. Ann L. Thorp, With appreciation for your great support, Martin Luther King Jr."
King's final book was published the year before the legendary civil rights leader was assassinated in Memphis. Based upon his last address as President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, delivered in August 1967, the book discusses issues raised by recent urban uprisings, white backlash and the 1966 shooting of James Meredith. "We have inherited a large house, a great 'world house' in which we have to live together—black and white, Easterner and Westerner, Gentile and Jew, Catholic and Protestant, Moslem and Hindu." Copyright page with "First Edition" stated, "D-R" code.
Book with upper corners gently bumped, minor toning to cloth extremities; price-clipped supplied dust jacket fine. Inscription and signature bold and clear.