10-second review: The author reflects on the meaning of the death of Martin Luther King. She suggests that the Christian religion will no longer play a part in the battle for civil rights.
Quote: “Since films and television have staged everything imaginable before it happens, a true event, taking place in the real world, brings to mind the landscape of films.” p. 319.
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Best American Essays of the Century. Editors: Oates and Atwan.