After leading the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955 and becoming the voice of the civil rights movement, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. selects Harper & Brothers to publish Stride Toward Freedom, his memoir about the Montgomery bus boycott. This is followed in 1963 by a collection of King’s most-requested sermons, Strength to Love, which casts him as a thoughtful, compelling preacher and visionary, all the while emphasizing love as a force for social and political change.