In honor of the MLK National Memorial, part 1

This week, the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Memorial opens to the public in Washington, DC. Celebrations will be happening in our nation's capital all week. In honor of the occasion, we'll be highlighting selected readings from his books all week. First, a chapter from his first book on the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

The Montgomery bus boycott was a dramatic and watershed event and it is not possible to understand modern US history and race relations without reading Stride Toward Freedom. It was released in September 1958 and was lauded by both the general public and literary critics who repeatedly labeled it “must reading.”

Read "The Decisive Arrest."

Enter to win hardcover editions of Dr. King's books currently available from Beacon Press.