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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The motto of the AME Church reflected that conviction: "God our Father, Christ
our Redeemer, Man our Brother. ... Prominent Baptists included Adam Clayton
Powell, Sr., and Jr., of the Abyssinian Baptist Church (New York), Martin Luther
at First Baptist Church where Abernathy was pastoring at the time.30 If that were
the case, it shows that King altered a few facts in order to demonstrate to whites
that Negroes, if given the chance for cultural and educational development, as he
King, "Who Are We," address given 5 February 1966 at Ebenezer Baptist Church,
Atlanta, in KCA. 48. King, "Why I Am Opposed." 49. King, "Standing by the Best in
an Evil Time," address given 6 August 1967 at Ebenezer Baptist Church, ...
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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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