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King, Martin Luther Jr. (1929-1968) Stride toward freedom: the Montgomery story

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03025 Author/Creator: King, Martin Luther Jr. (1929-1968) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Book signed Date: 1958 Pagination: 1 v. : 230 p. : ill. ; 21.2 x 14.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Published by Harper & Brothers. Inscribed to Miss Charlotte Rosenbaum, a supporter, on the first flyleaf. Inscription states "In appreciation for your genuine humanitarian concern, and your great financial and moral support in the struggle to realize the American dream." Below the inscription, the date 22 November 1961 is written in a different hand than King's. Content discusses the boycott of Montgomery, Alabama's transit system to force the desegregation of city buses. Describes the organization of the boycott, active opposition from white groups in Montgomery, and the aftermath of the protest. Illustrated with photographs.

Background Information: Protests against the Montgomery Transit system erupted in 1955. On 13 November 1956, the United States Supreme Court upheld a district court ruling that made bus segregation in Alabama illegal. The boycott officially ...ended on 20 December 1956.See More

People: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Rosenbaum, Charlotte, fl. 1961

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: Civil RightsAfrican American AuthorAfrican American HistoryWomen's HistoryTransportationCivil Rights Movement

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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