Until recently, you probably couldn’t get your hands on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. The manuscript draft of his book, but now things have changed… if you have $225,000 of course!
It’s true. Draft pages from the civil rights icon’s book ‘Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story’ are for sale on intimatemoments.com. They were previously part of a private collection.
The book was first published in 1958, when Dr King was 29, and the handwritten pages are from Chapter 3. Dr. King writes about the importance of the emerging civil rights moment, relating how Rosa Parks refused to give up his bus seat to a white person in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955.
In the handwritten draft, King talks about the bus boycott…the first large-scale protest against segregation. King wrote, “After a series of phone calls back and forth…they agreed that Negroes should boycott the buses.”
Now you can have a piece of history in the palm of your hands…well, if you have a few hundred thousand to spare.