Some of the worst mass shooting in US history recently took place, capping off a year with many other mass shootings. With each mass shooting, our news media respond by urgently updating us on the latest tragedy, breathlessly reporting the death toll. But did you see any of the bodies in Las Vegas, Texas, or elsewhere?
—Matthew J. Cressler
All too often, in both history and historiography, “racial justice” is presumed to be equivalent to a particular mode of protest from a particular period in time; namely, Christian liberal interracial efforts to end segregation in the South. But when we turn our attention to the decade after King’s death, we find that the assassination of Martin Luther King marked the beginning rather than the end of Black Catholic freedom struggles.