5 Must Read Books

by (or about) 

Martin Luther King, Jr.

5. Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story (1957)

by Martin Luther King, Jr. 

In his first book, Martin Luther King, Jr. gives first-hand insight into the development, events, and aftermath of the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the fight against segregation.

4. The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1998)

by Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Edited by Clayborne Carson

Published posthumously and edited by King scholar Clayborne Carson, this autobiography gives an intimate look into the life of the man behind the Movement.

3. My Life With Martin Luther King, Jr. (1969)

by Coretta Scott King

Coretta Scott King delivered her deeply personal account of the events that shaped her life with her husband, only one year after his assassination. 

2. Why We Can't Wait (1964)

by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Released during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. King expressed the urgency for racial justice and equality in his fourth book.  

1. Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? (1967)

by Martin Luther King, Jr.

After contributing to the history making events of Civil Rights Movement, Dr. King laid bare his hopes, dreams, and analyses of the social and economic issues plaguing America in his final book. 

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