Books by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

King’s first book, Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story (1958), was about the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the beginning of the nonviolent Civil Rights movement. On December 1st, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus, sparking a local boycott that was supported and sustained by the Montgomery Improvement Association. The Montgomery Improvement Association was created December 5th, 1955 by black ministers and community leaders and lead by the unanimously elected President, a young Martin Luther … Continued

Condolence Letter from President Johnson to Coretta Scott King Heads to Auction

Quinn’s Auction Galleries is offering a signed condolence letter from President Lyndon B. Johnson to Coretta Scott King after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.  The letter – an enormously important document in the history of the Civil Rights movement – is dated April 5, 1968, the day after Martin Luther King was shot in Memphis: Dear Mrs. King:     My thoughts have been with you and your children throughout this long and anguished day.    Tonight, Mrs. … Continued