Civil rights journalist mourned
Before the historic march and awe-inspiring speech, before the water hoses, church bombings and bullets, William E. Peters Jr. wrote an article for Redbook magazine about a then-27-year-old minister from Atlanta.
Full of candor and insight, the article "Our Weapon Is Love" introduced the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the philosophy — nonviolent resistance — that would soon help transform the nation. [LAT]
Peters also collaborated with Myrlie Evers on a biography of her late husband, assassinated civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
Robert Stein, a former colleague of Peters', blogs about his memories of the late reporter.