MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. HANDWRITTEN SIGNED SENATOR DOUGLAS -CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. INSCRIBED TO SENATOR PAUL H. DOUGLAS (CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT). Book Inscribed and Signed, To: Senator Paul H. Douglas In appreciation for the great work you have so unselfishly done for the cause of freedom and human dignity. With warm Regards Martin L. On the first end page. Written by a youthful Dr. King, the book is Stride Toward Freedom. The Montgomery Story (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1958). First edition, later printing. 8vo, cloth-backed boards in a very good dust jacket. King was ordained a Baptist minister in 1954. After Rosa Parks was arrested on Dec. 1, 1955 for not giving up her seat on the bus to a white passenger, Dr. King led a year-long boycott of the Montgomery, Alabama transit system (the subject of this book), which led to the Supreme Court’s 1956 decision that segregation on public buses was unconstitutional. He founded (1957) and was president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, which advocated nonviolence and racial brotherhood. In August 1963 he helped organize the massive March on Washington, where he gave his famous “I Have A Dream” speech. He was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee in 1968. Known as the conscience of the U. Senate, Douglas made it his mission to get civil rights legislation passed. He was instrumental in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Martin Luther King called him the greatest of all senators. It is our desire to offer collectors of fine autographs and memorabilia the opportunity to acquire items of the utmost authenticity and quality, all backed by a lifetime guarantee of authenticity. Each piece is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity which is more than just a piece of paper: it’s an iron clad bond issued by a member of the mainstream autograph community who has a reputation as a full time and respected dealer. We offer a large variety of inventory consisting of all genres; rock and roll, historical, film, literature and much more. Please don’t hesitate to inquire if you are looking for something special. We warrantee and represent that the goods are as described in the above listing. We specifically disclaim any implied warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Customers should satisfy themselves that any item choice made is suitable for their intended purpose or use. We pride ourselves on our customer service. If any item we sell is declared to be not authentic, we may, in certain cases, ask for at least 3 written opinions from competent authorities acceptable to us. You may also be interested in…. Template by Froo Apps. The item “MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. SIGNED BOOK STRIDE TOWARD FREEDOM CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT” is in sale since Wednesday, January 11, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “trishhesseyautographs” and is located in Rancho Cucamonga, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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