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.

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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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Evocative tale speaking to our current world

Dr. King was incredibly eloquent and insightful. His description of the Montgomery bus boycott describes the challenges faced by the entire community. He describes both sides with empathy even though he was clearly a leader of the boycott. His ideas and thorough research regarding nonviolent resistance is still relevant in today's world. The narrator's speech , accent, and eloquence is very evocative of Dr. King. Excellent book and narration! I would love to hear this narrator record more of Dr. King's hopeful and inspiring works!
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- Nimue

Timeless story of people taking a stand

Loved it, a real treasure. An experience that can only be offered by an audiobook.
Mlk gives a clear and concise account of his move to Montgomery and related events.
Full of Timeless wisdom.
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- Dan

Book Details

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