Stride Toward Freedom

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Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story (published 1958) is Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic account of the 1955–1956 Montgomery bus boycott.[1] The book describes the conditions of African Americans living in Alabama during the era, and chronicles the events and participants' planning and thoughts about the boycott and its aftermath.

Pilgrimage to Nonviolence[edit]

In the chapter "Pilgrimage to Nonviolence", King outlined his understanding of nonviolence, which seeks to win an opponent to friendship, rather than to humiliate or defeat him. The chapter draws from an address by Wofford, with Rustin and Stanley Levison also providing guidance and ghostwriting.[2]

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  1. ^ "Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story by Martin Luther King, Jr. - King Legacy Series". Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story".

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