King is interviewed on a WEVD-New York radio program, “The Psychology Behind Anti-Integration.”
On the steps of the state capitol in Montgomery, King addresses the Prayer Pilgrimage protesting the electrocution of Jeremiah Reeves.
Later that day, King appears on “Open End,” a television talk show, with segregationist editor James J. Kilpatrick.
At the home of George G. Smith, King discusses race relations and civil rights with other Morehouse College alumni.
Stride Toward Freedom is published in England by Victor Gollancz, Ltd.
At the Mason Temple in Memphis, King addresses a freedom rally on behalf of several black candidates for local office.
Closing a two-day session on nonviolent resistance at Pearl Street AME Church, King praises Mississippi’s civil rights leaders who “have stood in this state like courageous Davids amid the giants of resistance and the Goliahs of injustice.”1 After reflecting on the current state of race relations, King outlines the responsibilities of African Americans interested in social change.
President Eisenhower discusses race discrimination with King and other black civil rights leaders at the White House. Following the meeting, the group answers questions from the press.
King debates the sit-in demonstrations with segregationist newspaper editor James J. Kilpatrick on NBC’s “The Nation’s Future” in New York.