King, Martin Luther Jr. (1929-1968) Stride toward freedom: the Montgomery story
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03025
Author/Creator: King, Martin Luther Jr. (1929-1968)
Place Written: New York, New York
Type: Book signed
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 1861 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.
Historical Era: 1945 to the Present
Keywords/Subjects: Civil Rights;, African American Author;, African American History;, Women’s History;, Transportation;, Civil Rights Movement;
Background: 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.Order Image