Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story

  • by Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Narrated by JD Jackson
  • 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s account of the first successful large-scale application of nonviolent resistance in America is comprehensive, revelatory, and intimate. King described his book as "the chronicle of 50,000 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." Stride Toward Freedom traces the phenomenal journey of a community and shows how the 26-year-old King, with his conviction for equality and nonviolence, helped transform the nation and the world.


What the Critics Say

"Martin Luther King's early words return to us today with enormous power, as profoundly true, as wise and inspiring, now as when he wrote them 50 years ago." (Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States)


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Customer Reviews

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Stride toward Freedom

I have always admired and respected Dr. King. The Rosa Parks story and the bus boycott brought about needed change, and it was a dark hour when Dr. King lost his life. However, this book meandered, and at times, could even be called boring. I probably won't be reading the next 2 books.😍😥
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- Amazon Customer

Very Inspiring.

If you could sum up Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story in three words, what would they be?

A great man.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The author. Martin Luther King tells his story and his motivation. It's not a book written about's written by him.

Have you listened to any of JD Jackson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I thought the narrator was good.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


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- Isabella Speaking

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-15-2015
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio