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WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE: CHAOS OR COMMUNITY?

KING, Martin Luther, Jr. [Martin Luther King, Jr.]

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New York: Harper & Row, (1967). First Edition. Hardcover. Two small scratches on the front of the dustwrapper that slightly affect the front cover of the book. About Fine in a close to Fine dustwrapper. A beautiful copy and outstanding inscription. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author filling most of the front free endpaper: "To David Hunter/Whose moral and financial/support have been of/inestimable value for the/continuance of my humble/efforts/Martin Luther King Jr."

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Boston, 1952. Hand-written autograph letter signed by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to his academic adviser at Boston University Graduate School. The letter, dated September 1952 on an official Registrar Petition form addressed to the faculty reads: "I am desirous of taking twelve hours towards the PhD degree this semester in the Boston University Graduate School. My major field is Systematic theology. At present I have completed twenty-eight hours toward the degree, and passed the French examination. I plan to take the German examination in October, 1952. I would have taken the examination before now, but I wanted to make sure that I had an adequate background in German before taking it. For the past two years I have been a close student of German. In the light of this I am fairly certain that I can pass the examination in October. Martin L. King Jr. Graduate Student." With faculty notes beneath signed by King's academic adviser, "1952 L. Harold DeWolf. Approved. Granted for fall semester only." King has also ... Read more

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San Francisco: NAACP Annual Convention, 1956. Softcover. Near Fine. First edition. Five folio leaves mimeographed in blue ink on rectos only, and stapled in the upper left-hand corner. Slight age-toning at extremities, else very near fine. A very rare copy of this extremely important address, almost certainly distributed at the event or very shortly thereafter, probably as a press release, and the first printed version of this speech, a watershed moment in the African-American struggle for Civil Rights, and King's first success with nonviolent protest. *OCLC* locates only two copies of this speech (University of California, Berkeley and the University of Michigan). Rare and significant.

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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket
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New York: Harper & Row. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1967. First Edition. Hardcover. DJ has 2" closed tear to front ; INSCRIBED with ball point pen by King to Wanda Horowitz, the daughter of the conductor Toscanini. ; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; 209 pages .

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New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1958. First edition of Dr. Martin Luther King's first book. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Martin Luther King, Jr. on the front free endpaper. Review copy, with the slip laid in, near fine in a very good dust jacket with some fading to the spine and light wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. First printings are uncommon signed. Stride Toward Freedom is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s account of the first successful large-scale application of nonviolence resistance in America is comprehensive, revelatory, and intimate. King described his book as "the chronicle of fifty thousand Negroes who took to heart the principles of nonviolence, 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.''

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New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1958. First edition of Dr. Martin Luther King's first book. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by the author on the title page, "Best Wishes Martin Luther King, Jr." Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed. Stride Toward Freedom is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s account of the first successful large-scale application of nonviolence resistance in America is comprehensive, revelatory, and intimate. King described his book as "the chronicle of fifty thousand Negroes who took to heart the principles of nonviolence, 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.''

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Why We Can’t Wait.

King, Jr., Martin Luther

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New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1964. Early printing of Dr. King's third book, including his reflections on his 1963 Birmingham campaign. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated with eight pages of black-and-white photogravures. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Mrs. Montague In appreciate for all you have done to aid in giving our daughter a good education Martin Luther King Jr." The recipient, Jane Montague was a teacher who taught the eldest child of Dr. King, Yolanda. Montague taught Yolanda King, who was Martin Luther King's eldest child at Spring Street Elementary school in Marietta Georgia, starting in 1965. King noted that of this time Yolanda recalls some wonderful teachers who were welcoming and tried to make them comfortable. The children's first day of school was covered by local news and multiple photographers followed the events. With a letter of provenance from Jane Montague's son, Robert Montague. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in ... Read more

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Strength to Love.

King Jr., Martin Luther

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New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1963. First edition of Dr. King's second book, of which Coretta Scott King noted, "If there is one book Martin Luther King, Jr. has written that people consistently tell me has changed their lives, it is Strength to Love." Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Major Ernest D. Muse With Best Wishes Martin Luther King." Fine in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing and a few small closed tears. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed by Dr. King. Strength to Love was Martin Luther King's first volume of sermons, published the same year in which he penned his Letter from a Birmingham Jail, and joined the historic March on Washington and delivered his famous I have a dream speech. The following year he won the Nobel Peace Prize. King notes in the preface: "In these turbulent days of uncertainty the evils of war and of economic and racial injustice threaten ... Read more

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Strength to Love.

King Jr., Martin Luther

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New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1963. First edition of Dr. King's second book, of which Coretta Scott King noted, "If there is one book Martin Luther King, Jr. has written that people consistently tell me has changed their lives, it is Strength to Love." Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Murray Stavers With Best Wishes and appreciation for your support Martin Luther King." Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed by Dr. King. Strength to Love was Martin Luther King's first volume of sermons, published the same year in which he penned his Letter from a Birmingham Jail, and joined the historic March on Washington and delivered his famous I have a dream speech. The following year he won the Nobel Peace Prize. King notes in the preface: "In these turbulent days of uncertainty the evils of war and of economic and racial injustice threaten the very survival of the human race. Indeed, we liv ... Read more

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Strength To Love

King, Jr., Martin Luther

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New York: Harper & Row, 1963. Hardcover. . Very good condition./Very good moderatly edgeworn and rubbed dust jacket. . Not price clipped $3.50. Signed by author Best Wishes, Martin Luther King, Jr.. Gift inscription by Kivie Kaplan who was a member of the NAACP and elected a member of the board in 1954. He certainly would have know Martin Luther King, Jr.. Wake up White Americans letter laid in. It mentions Kivie Kaplan as a jew who raises money for the NAACP. Philosophy (Phl)

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Rare original photograph boldly inscribed by Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., "Best Wishes to Mr. & Mrs. Ken Browne, From Martin L. King." The photograph measures 3.5 inches by 5 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 12 inches by 13 inches. In very good condition. Photographs signed by King are rare and desirable. Martin Luther King Jr. was an Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 through 1968. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using the tactics of nonviolence and civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs and inspired by the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi. King led the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott and in 1957 became the first president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). With the SCLC, he led an unsuccessful 1962 struggle against segregation in Albany, Georgia, and helped organize the nonviolent 1963 protests in Birmingham, A ... Read more

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Strength to Love.

King Jr., Martin Luther

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New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1963. Early printing of Dr. King's second book, of which Coretta Scott King noted, "If there is one book Martin Luther King, Jr. has written that people consistently tell me has changed their lives, it is Strength to Love." Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Tamar Rich with best wishes and warm regards, Martin L. King Jr." Laid in is a black and white photograph of Ralph Abernathy, Victor M. Carter, Martin Luther King, Jr., Andrea Carter, Tamar Rich (the recipient) and the Consul General of Israel. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed by Dr. King. Strength to Love was Martin Luther King's first volume of sermons, published the same year in which he penned his Letter from a Birmingham Jail, and joined the historic March on Washington and delivered his famous I have a dream speech. The following year he won the Nobel Peace Prize. King notes in the pref ... Read more

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Atlanta, Georgia, 1961. Autograph letter signed by Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. Dated October 5, 1961 and addressed to Mr. K. H. Browne, the letter reads in part, "Dear Mr. Browne: This is to acknowledge receipt of your very kind letters of recent date. Encouraging words such as yours are of inestimable value foe the continuance of my humble efforts. Our struggle is often difficult and the moments are often frustrating, but we gain new courage to carry on when we realize that persons of good will, such as you, are supporting us in the background. Although the days are now dark, I am convinced that we stand on the threshold of our nation's bright tomorrow. I've never been to Mesa, Arizona, and appreciate your invitation to visit there sometime...It is my hope that I will have the pleasure of meeting you sometime in the near future. Sincerely yours, Martin Luther King, Jr." In fine condition. Double matted and framed with the original mailing envelope and a portrait of King. The entire piece mea ... Read more

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Strength to Love.

King Jr., Martin Luther

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New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1963. Early printing of Dr. King's second book, of which Coretta Scott King noted, "If there is one book Martin Luther King, Jr. has written that people consistently tell me has changed their lives, it is Strength to Love." Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Best Wishes, Martin Luther King." Also laid in is an original photograph of Dr. King. Contemporary name to the pastedown, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear. Strength to Love was Martin Luther King's first volume of sermons, published the same year in which he penned his Letter from a Birmingham Jail, and joined the historic March on Washington and delivered his famous I have a dream speech. The following year he won the Nobel Peace Prize. King notes in the preface: "In these turbulent days of uncertainty the evils of war and of economic and racial injustice threaten the very survival of the human race. Indeed, we live in a day of grave crisis. Th ... Read more

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1965. Rare original program from the 1965 Davenport Catholic Interracial Council Pacem In Terris: Peace and Freedom Award ceremony. Boldly signed by Martin Luther King Jr. on the front panel. On April 28, 1965 at the Masonic Temple of Davenport, Iowa the Davenport Catholic Interracial Council Peace and Freedom Award was awarded to four individuals including King. After accepting the award, King delivered a powerful speech to a crowd of over 800 viewers, demanding their participation in social action to end racial segregation, asserting, "To make justice a reality, we must develop massive action programs. With a strong action program-picketing when necessary, demonstrating when necessary, marching when necessary-all undergirded with the philosophy of non-violence we can bring the American dream into full reality." In fine condition. Matted and framed with a photograph of King accepting the award and a plaque describing the event. The entire piece measures 29.5 inches by 17 inches. Martin Luther King Jr. was a ... Read more

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New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1958. Early printing of Dr. Martin Luther King's first book, author James Baldwin's copy with his signature to the front free endpaper. James Baldwin was an American writer whose work dealt with race relations and sexuality. A native of Harlem, he left the United States for France in 1948 to pursue a writing career. While in Europe he published Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953), his first novel, which catapulted him to literary fame. In 1957 he returned to the U.S. to lend his voice to the cause of civil rights. Baldwin dissected the American racial conundrum in fictional works and powerful essays, as well as in speaking engagements. He met Dr. King in 1957 when he was writing about the Civil Rights Movement for Harper's magazine and attended the 1963 March on Washington. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Very good in a very good dust jacket. From the library of James Baldwin. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional association, linki ... Read more

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Stride Toward Freedom.

KING, Martin Luther jr.

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1958. KING JR., Martin Luther. Stride Toward Freedom. 230 pp. 8vo., bound in publisher's half-cloth and paper-covered boards and dust-jacket, slight wear to the jacket, and fading to the spine, in a new half morocco folding box.. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1958. First Edition, later printing of Dr. King's first book, including the story of the Montgomery Municipal Bus boycott, which he organized. The book details the logistics of the boycott and the violence and threats committed against King, sometimes dozens of threats per day. Dr. King also discusses his reading of Gandhi and his own worldview, including, of course, the nonviolent philosophy. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "Best Wishes, Martin L. King, Jr." Books inscribed by Dr. King himself, as opposed to by his assistants, are extremely rare.

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The award ceremony was hosted by the Baptist Minister’s Conference of Philadelphia and Vicinity, at its first President's Award Night, held at Irvine Auditorium at the University of Pennsylvania The Philadelphia region was an important place in Martin Luther King’s formative years from the age of 19, and was also where he built important alliances and conducted civil rights activities. This Philadelphia connection in King’s life shows the development of King’s southern strategy with northern supporters, particularly in the African American community. In 1948 King entered Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania (just outside of Philadelphia), and studied there for three years. King also audited courses at the nearby University of Pennsylvania. It was in Philadelphia in 1949 that he became a disciple of the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. In December 1958, King delivered a sermon at Bright Hope Baptist Church, 12th and Oxford Streets, where he told the audience, “Segregation is dead, but ... Read more

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Signed Notecard.

King, Jr., Martin Luther

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Inscribed by Martin Luther King, Jr., "For Jean Bach With Best Wishes Martin Luther King, Jr." The recipient Jean Bach was an activist, filmmaker and doyenne of New York Jazz. She was an important figure in New York Jazz circles, as well as a social activist and the director of the Oscar-winning film, A Great Day in Harlem. In fine condition. Double matted and framed opposite a print of King, Jr. A nice association. Martin Luther King Jr. was an Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 through 1968. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using the tactics of nonviolence and civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs and inspired by the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi. King led the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott and in 1957 became the first president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). With the SCLC, he led an unsuccessful 1962 struggle against segregation in Albany, Georgia, ... Read more

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Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Three original documents relating to the great activist's historic account of the Montgomery bus boycott, Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story, published in 1958. King's retained copy of his publishing contract with Harper & Brothers, dated October 17, 1957, and signed by two representatives of Harper & Brothers, outlines the terms for the publication of the book, under the earlier name A Moment In History: The Montgomery Story. (The contract is not signed by King). 4 pp. on two legal-size sheets, joined at one short edge. Folding creases and a few small edge tears; overall in very good condition. 9 x 15 inches (23.2 x 38 cm).<br>Also included are an autograph note from agent Marie Rodell to King, asking "When may we expect the balance of chapters?" on a yellow index card (5 x 3 inches), as well as the original invoice from Harper & Brothers to King, sending him his personal copy of the book on January 16, 1958 (2 copies, ... Read more

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