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At the time Martin Luther King, Jr. was only 26 years old and the pastor of a Baptist church in M... Read More

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At the time Martin Luther King, Jr. was only 26 years old and the pastor of a Baptist church in Montgomery. Within a year, he was a national figure and a leader of the Civil Rights movement. One of the greatest orators in American history, remembered for his 'I Have A Dream' speech, Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. He was assassinated on April 4th 1968.<p>Martin Luther King, Jr. described <i>Stride Toward Freedom</i> as "the chronicle of 50,000 Negroes who took to heart the principles of non-violence, who learned to fight for their rights with the weapon of love, and who, in the process, acquired a new estimate of their own human worth."<br><br>On December 1st, 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Rallied by the young preacher and activist Martin Luther King, Jr., the black community of Montgomery organised a historic boycott of the bus service, rising up together to protest racial segregation. This was the first large-scale, non-violent resistance of its kind in America and marked the beginning of a national Civil Rights movement based on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s principles.<br><br><i>Stride Toward Freedom</i> is the account of that pivotal turning point in American history, told through Martin Luther King, Jr.'s own experiences and stories, chronicling his community's refusal to accept the injustices of racial discrimination.</p>The inspiring account of the march towards American Civil Rights, as told by Martin Luther King, Jr.Telling the inspiring story of the Civil Rights movement... A very important and moving book which tells the story of the movement that transported and changed not only America but globally.It's still shocking to read this account, detailing the overt racism of the time...King, of course, was one of the finest orators of the 20th century, but passion pours from his pen, too.

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Title: Stride Toward Freedom
Author: Martin Luther King
SKU: BK0453467
EAN: 9781788167864
Language: English
Binding: Paperback

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was a leader of the American Civil Rights movement. One of the greatest activists and orators in American history, Dr. King is particularly remembered for his 'I Have A Dream' speech. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. He was assassinated on April 4th 1968.

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