“STAND UP FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS, STAND UP FOR TRUTH”: STRIDE TOWARD FREEDOM, INSCRIBED BY DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
KING Jr., Martin Luther. Stride Toward Freedom. New York: Harper & Brothers, (1958). Octavo, original half black cloth, original dust jacket.
First edition, presumed second printing of Dr. King’s first book, issued only one month after the first, a stirring account of the Montgomery bus strike, featuring eight pages of photographic illustrations, in scarce first-issue dust jacket, this copy boldly inscribed, “With Best Wishes, Martin L. King Jr.”
Subtitled “The Montgomery Story,” Stride Toward Freedom is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dramatic and inspiring account of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery bus strike that led to the first successful large-scale application of non-violent resistance to segregation in the United States. Copyright page with “I-H” indicating publication date of September 1958, one month after the first edition. In later-issue dust jacket.
Interior fine; light wear to cloth extremities. Minor creasing to bright dust jacket. An about-fine inscribed copy.