David J. Garrow is the Presidential Distinguished Professor at Emory University Law School and the author of Bearing the Cross, which won a 1987 Pulitzer Prize. (April 2000)


The Man Who Was King

I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Michael Eric Dyson
On Thursday evening, April 4, 1968, nine-year-old Michael Eric Dyson, while watching television at home in Detroit, heard the name Martin Lu-ther King Jr. for the first time. The TV reported that King had been shot dead in Memphis, Tennessee, but it was less the news of King’s assassination than …