Martin and Malcolm and America: A Dream Or a Nightmare
Cone contrasts the ideological visions of these two leaders during the civil rights movement, including how each man saw the future of blacks in America -- "I have a dream" versus "I see a nightmare" -- and how each man viewed the influence of white society on black culture -- from "we must love our white brothers" to "white man's heaven is a black man's hell." He finds surprising similarities, especially over a long period of time, when both King and X developed their philosophies from initial thoughts to full-fledged ideals.
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He began to advocate "hope," that is, the participation of African-Americans in the
American political process. Martin King's dream was shattered in 1965-68 (
chapter 8) as he observed the nightmare in America's cities and on the
battlefields of ...
It was more than a meeting of two prominent leaders in the African-American
community. It was a meeting of two great resistance traditions in African-
American history — integrationism and nationalism. Together Martin, a Christian
"All of us are black first," he told African-Americans, "and everything else second."
4 Malcolm was an artist of the spoken word, "a charismatic speaker who could
play an audience as great musicians play instruments,"3 to use Maya Angelou's ...
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I was very disappointed by this book. As this is considered a classic, I expected a better argument from Cone. However, I cannot in any agree with his thesis that these two leaders generally came ... Read full review
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