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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books (January 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062504908
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062504906
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #566,981 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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King's full account of the Montgomery bus strike--the classic story of nonviolent resistance in America.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968), Nobel Peace Prize laureate and architect of the nonviolent civil rights movement, was among the twentieth century's most influential figures. One of the greatest orators in U.S. history, King also authored several books, including Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story, Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?, and Why We Can't Wait. His speeches, sermons, and writings are inspirational and timeless. King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968.

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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Tom Gregg(greggth@umdnj.edu) on January 23, 1999
Format: Paperback
A classic true story. Details the story of the Montgomery bus boycott organized by King. Discusses the fact that Rosa Parks was not the first black woman to refuse to give up her seat to a white person. Details the logistics of the boycott and the violence and threats committed against King, sometimes dozens of threats per day. Discusses his reading of Gandhi and discusses King's worldview, including, of course, the nonviolent philosophy. You must know this story if you want to know about Martin Luther King Jr. or the history of race relations in the USA.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jessica Bennett on January 5, 2010
Format: Paperback
Too much of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's writing has been long out of print. This new book will revisit the importance of the Montgomery bus boycott and Dr. King's lasting legacy in the struggle for equality in America. A must-read for anyone who cares about the history of our country.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on October 27, 2002
Format: Paperback
Stride Toward Freedom is an excellent book that should become a part of any school curriculum when learning about the Civil Rights Movement. Moving and deeply enlightening, the struggles and triumphs of a man so many of us see as super-human, makes this book one I would recommend to anyone. It is amazing to see how despite incredible odds, people still managed to emerge as remarkable leaders to be remembered for centuries to come.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By BAMM on November 30, 2009
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This historically important account of the Montgomery bus boycott, penned by Martin Luther King, Jr., is, for reasons beyond my comprehension, out-of-print. Well-written and easy to read, it provides a first-hand account of the personal, social, and political events leading up to and following the bus boycott as well as rich insights into the man who moved a nation filled with fear and hate through the power of love. His account covers not only what he did, but also why and how he chose to do it. It's a book worth having and keeping.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J.J. Washington on September 14, 2011
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This is a well written, objective, honest, and exciting look into the civil rights struggle via the Montgomery bus 'boycott' or as MLK calls it, mass noncooperation in Montgomery.
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