Friday, January 28, 2011

Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story

The UUCLC Lending Library’s Book of the Month for February 2011 is “Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story” by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Stride Toward Freedom” tells the classic story of nonviolent resistance in America, the Montgomery bus boycott — the first successful large-scale application of nonviolence resistance in America.

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.” It traces the phenomenal journey of a community, and shows how the 26-year-old King, with his conviction for equality and nonviolence, helped transformed the nation and the world.

 “Stride Toward Freedom” was released through “The King Legacy,” a partnership between Beacon Press and the Estate of Martin Luther King Jr. Beacon Press is printing new editions of previously published King titles and is compiling King’s writings, sermons, orations, lectures and prayers into entirely new editions that include significant new introductions by leading scholars.

This partnership brings together the legacy of one of the most important civil rights and social justice leaders in the world with one of the oldest and most respected independent publishing houses in America.

 Look for this book by King with other titles in the UUCLC Lending Library. Look for the portable library cart in the sanctuary on Sundays.

Cynthia Parkhill
UUCLC Lending Library
February 2011

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