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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Pritchett was credited with giving King his first major defeat. Feeling the need to
redeem nonviolence from its failure in Albany, King decided to accept Fred
Shuttlesworth's invitation to use Birmingham as the "testing ground." About fifteen
of the ...
because these humble children of God were willing to suffer for righteousness'
sake."54 During the period demarcated by the Montgomery bus boycott and the
events at Birmingham, King was a "reluctant leader," responding to the initiatives
9 Two Roads to Freedom Today was a dark day in Birmingham. The policemen
were mean to us. They got their violent, angry dogs and turned them loose on
nonviolent people, unarmed people. But not only that, they got their water system
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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
A Dream or a Nightmare?
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