First edition of My Life with Martin Luther King, Jr., signed by Coretta Scott King.
Octavo, ix, , 372pp. White cloth, gilt title over black on spine, gilt signature on front cover. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. Publisher’s first state dust jacket, 6.95 on front flap, light shelf wear, bright spine, a very good example.
Inscribed on the front free endpaper: /”For J. Lee Friedman, My special thanks for your wise council and warmest feelings for your commitment to the perpetuation of my husband’s ideal. Coretta Scott King. 1/17/73.”
The recipient of this book, J. Lee Friedman, was the “grand old man” of entertainment promotion in Atlanta. He spent 60 years in the entertainment business, bringing world-class entertainment acts to the Atlanta area. Friedman encouraged the integration of the entertainment venues in the Atlanta area, uniting him with the mission of Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King. Mr. Friedman died in 2008.