Schimel, Lawrence. "Taking Action"
Divergence: 1955 CE
What if: Precognition of what might be, including the Rodney King beating, pushed Martin Luther King, Jr. away from the path of non-violence.
Summary: The civil right movement follows a more violent route, leading to a duel between MLK and George Wallace.
Published: In Alternate Warriors (ed. Mike Resnick), q.v.