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 also knew that white liberal supporters of the civil rights movement would
have a great deal of difficulty accepting any perspective that advocated black
control of political, economic, and social institutions. But King also knew that the
think anything could be more tragic for the civil rights movement," King said, "than
the idea that the black man can solve his problems all by himself."23 Although
King saw some value in Black Power, he often felt that its negative features ...
pretations of Black Power. "Black Power is not hatred," McKissick proclaimed at
an SCLC rally in Chicago. He said that it "did not mean black supremacy, did not
mean exclusion of whites from the Negro revolution, and did not mean advocacy
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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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