Dr Martin Luther King Books

The following books were written by Martin Luther King Jr:

Stride toward Freedom; the Montgomery story (1958) details the true story of Dr. King's boycott based on the refusal of Rosa Parks to give her seat to a white person.

The Measure of a Man (1959) is made up of two meditations by Dr. King that show his peaceful approach behind his political and social philosophies.

Strength to Love (1963) is a collection of some of the inspirational sermons of Dr. Martin Luther King

Why We Can't Wait (1964) details the history of the civil rights movement and what needs to be done in the future.

Where do we go from here: Chaos or Community? (1968) An overview of what Dr. King has achieved so far regarding peaceful change and musings on the future.

A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King,Jr (1986) Collection of writings, speeches and reflections from the civil rights leader that include some of his last thoughts before his death.

I have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World, Special 75th Anniversary Edition (1992) Coretta Scott King calls this her "husband's most important writings and orations."

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1998, edited by Clayborne Carson) This autobiography was compiled by Stanford University historian Clayborne Carson and was published after Dr. King's death. Carson is the director and editor of the Martin Luther King Papers Project and compiled essays, notes, sermons and just about anything written by the late great MLK.