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Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story Paperback – January, 1987


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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: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,046,345 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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Details the story of the Montgomery bus boycott organized by King.
Tom Gregg(greggth@umdnj.edu)
I learned a lot about the strategy to being a good leader in ministry, and it for sure will help me in the future.
Chelsie
A must-read for anyone who cares about the history of our country.
Jessica Bennett

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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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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jessica Bennett on January 5, 2010
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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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4 of 4 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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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robert A. Williams on January 19, 2007
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This is an awesome autobiography of the charismatic, Bible-cadenced Doctor Martin Luther King Jr ,written at the young age of 29, as well as a gripping account of the Montgomery Bus Boycott in December, 1955. The first chapter is King's autobiograpy of growing up in a segregated Atlanta, but managing to get educated up to a full doctorate.

The second chapter is subtitled "Montgomery Before the Protest". King describes segregation and its effect on 50,000 second-class citizens - the offspring of uprooted African victims of slavery. Although the Supreme Court ruled 3 years prior that "in the field of public education the doctrine of 'separate but equal' has no place", six southern states including Alabama had not even one African-American child attending school with Anglos by 1956.

Then on December 1st, 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat so an Anglo could sit in it. In response to her unAmerican, Nazi-like arrest by officials who were servants of hatred rather than justice, African-American community leaders met in a Baptist church and organized the Montgomery bus boycott. It worked in a wonderful show of solidarity, but the haters's hatred was not extinguished. King and his compatriot R. David Abernathy had their houses bombed by local KKK terrorists. So the Supreme Court stepped in like they did with the public schools and said "the separate but equal" buffalo pucky was incorrect, thereby giving Jim Crow a black eye. (Jim Crow is a metaphor for the anti-African American laws that got started in 1890 by Southern Anglos to deny the African-American his right to vote - this after Mississippi had already put 2 African-Americans into the Senate in our nation's capitol).

The last chapter is "Where Do We Go From Here?" Dr.
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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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