Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1958. 1st Edition, 1st Printing. 8vo. Very Good / Very Good. Item #16260
An exceedingly rare 1sy Edition, 1st printing of the first book by MLK.
The book describes the conditions of African Americans living in Alabama during the era of segregation, and chronicles the events and participants' planning and thoughts on the Montgomery Bus Boycott, King's first "successful large-scale application of non-violent resistance to an American situation."
The Montgomery Bus Boycott was the event which first brought MLK to national prominence, and it served as a springboard to more and larger peaceful demonstrations throughout the country involving King and his supporters.
Very scarce First Edition, so stated and with the 'H-H' code indicating a 1st Printing.
Quarter black cloth over blue cloth. Square tight binding. Clean interior. Mild edge wear to binding.
Original dust jacket with mild rubbing and edge wear, including a chip to the heel of spine and upper edge of front panel. Spine lightly sunned. Presents handsomely in archival mylar.
Overall a lovely and quite desirable of a very scarce MLK collectible piece.