Celebrating Rather Than Understanding
"...We tend to want a very "redemptive" Civil Rights movement, stories of saints and crusades, in which unarmed truth and unconventional love inevitably prevail. The conventional narrative of Dr. King and the nonviolent Civil Rights movement is soothing, inspirational and politically acceptable, and has only the disadvantage of bearing no resemblance to what actually happened."
...Tim Tyson, Publisher's Weekly
, April 19, 2004, p56