He had been powerfully moved by the image of a young girl, Dorothy Counts , braving a mob in an attempt to desegregate schools in Charlotte , North Carolina , and Partisan Review editor Philip Rahv had suggested he report on what was happening in the American south. Baldwin was nervous about the trip but he made it, interviewing people in Charlotte where he met Martin Luther King Jr. Joining CORE gave him the opportunity to travel across the American South lecturing on his views of racial inequality. His insights into both the North and South gave him a unique perspective on the racial problems the United States was facing. During the tour, he lectured to students, white liberals, and anyone else listening about his racial ideology, an ideological position between the "muscular approach" of Malcolm X and the nonviolent program of Martin Luther King, Jr. In fact, Time featured Baldwin on the cover of its May 17, issue.