Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?
“I am somebody. I am a person. I am a man with dignity and honor.” —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
First edition of Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s final book—containing the important chapter on “Black Power.”
In Where Do We Go From Here, Dr. King assessed current race relations in America and the rise of Black nationalism embodied in the slogan “Black Power.” Dr. King advocated non-violence in the face of growing black nationalism and militancy in the mid-1960s.
Strong themes in the book addressed economic and social inequality for Black Americans, and their ongoing civil rights struggle to achieve parity and enjoy the same opportunities as whites in the areas of education, employment and housing. Dr. King also argued for his implementing his vision of what is now known in present-day America as “universal basis income.”
This copy has an intriguing inscription on the half-title page, nine days after Dr. King was assassinated: “Holy Saturday April 13, 1968. Dear John. [Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?] We could often ask each other the question if we did not have the unique ‘specialness’ of Holy Saturday to remind us always that Good Friday is followed by the resurrection of Easter. With God’s help ‘we shall overcome.’ I love you Cathy”.
Description: Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1967). Stated First Edition (“D-R”). , 209pp. 8½ x 6 inches. Quarter black cloth and dark yellow paper-covered boards. Faint top-edge age-spotting else fine in like dustwrapper.