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King, Martin Luther Jr. (1929-1968) Stride Toward Freedom

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05508.158 Author/Creator: King, Martin Luther Jr. (1929-1968) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Book signed Date: 1958 Pagination: 230 p. 22 x 15 cm

Summary of Content: Inscribed to Fr. Tom Thrasher of Montgomery. Thrasher was an Episcopal priest who joined with King in seeking Civil Rights: "In appreciation for your genuine goodwill, your true Christian spirit, your dedication to the Christian ideal of the brotherhood of man, and your willingness, even among criticism, to keep the desperately needed channels of communication open between the races." Published by Harper Brothers.

People: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Thrasher, Tom, fl. 1958

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: SegregationAfrican American HistoryCivil RightsReligionChristianity

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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