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1967 WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE SIGNED MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. 1ST EDITION 1ST ISSUE DUST JACKET $$$
Harper and Row 1967 - WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE 1967; Martin Luther King Jr.; First Edition Stated, First Issue; N.Y. Harper & Row; Inscribed by Author; Dust Jacket; 209 Pages; w5.8"xh8.7"; Extremely Rare!!! His Last Book!!! ATTRIBUTES: Comes with the Original Color Pictorial Dust Jacket over a nice beige cover design with black cloth binding, Original $4.95 price still intacted. Inscribed on first end page, "To Rose and Herb Kelman (Harvard Professor), With Best Wishes, For Peace and Brotherhood, Martin Luther King"; and a great read from the Famous Activist; With a loosely inserted RSVP card for the Council of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues 9/1/67 for Dr. King in the Crystal Ballroom Washington D.C.!!! SUMMARY: Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? is a 1967 book by African-American minister, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and social justice campaigner Martin Luther King, Jr. It was King's fourth and last book before his assassination. He spent a long period in isolation, living in a rented residence in Jamaica with no telephone, composing the book. In recent decades, it lapsed out of print until Beacon Press published an expanded edition in 2010, which featured a new introduction passage by Vincent Gordon Harding. King looks back at the civil rights struggle of the 1950s and 1960s. He discusses the question of what African-Americans should do with their new, dearly fought for freedoms found in laws such as the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He concludes that all Americans black and white must unite in order to fight poverty and create a new equality of opportunity. King emphasizes that he is neither a Marxist nor a doctrinaire socialist; he instead advocates for a united social movement that would act within both the Republican and Democratic parties. BACKGROUND: Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs. On October 14, 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. In 1965, he and the SCLC helped to organize the Selma to Montgomery marches and the following year, he took the movement north to Chicago to work on segregated housing. In the final years of his life, King expanded his focus to include poverty and the Vietnam War, alienating many of his liberal allies with a 1967 speech titled "Beyond Vietnam". In 1968, King was planning a national occupation of Washington, D.C., to be called the Poor People's Campaign, when he was assassinated on April 4 in Memphis, Tennessee. His death was followed by riots in many U.S. cities. Allegations that James Earl Ray, the man convicted of killing King, had been framed or acted in concert with government agents persisted for decades after the shooting. The jury of a 1999 civil trial found Loyd Jowers to be complicit in a conspiracy against King. The ruling has since been discredited and a sister of Jowers admitted that he had fabricated the story so he could make $300,000 from selling the story, and she in turn corroborated his story in order to get some money to pay her income tax. CONDITION: Condition is Very Good. Small wear to edges, slight bumped upper corners, few highlighted passages about 10 pages, rest of pages/hinges/text block are very good/excellent for over 45 years old!!! [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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