The Coming of King: A Charismatic Moment

Spread from bound Village Voice archive volume including the front page of the June 22, 1967, issue. Inset: Detail of photo on the front page that week. Village Voice archive

Everybody was waiting for the Lord.

Martin Luther was coming to the meeting and nobody was about to miss him. A Negro wo­man who looked like she spent her life getting stuck behind the fried chicken platter at the church so­cial and doing the dirty work for the block party was having none of that nonsense Wednesday. The red rose on her crocheted hat vi­brated with her determination. She informed the

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