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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See also Malcolm's discussion of "the ballot or the bullet" theme on the recording
"Malcolm X Speaks Again," Grand Records, 1964. 34. Malcolm X, "Ballot or Bullet
," Cleveland and Detroit speeches. 35. Ibid. 36. Ibid.; NYT, 13 March 1964, p.
64. Personal interview with Wyatt Tee Walker, 20 July 1988, Atlanta, Ga. 65.
Malcolm X, Autobiography, pp. 340, 378, 339; Breitman, ed., Malcolm X Speaks,
p. 59. "The Real Reason Why Malcolm X Went to Africa," SEPIA, October 1964,
given 14 February 1965, audiotape, author's library (published as "After the
Bombing," in George Breitman, ed., Malcolm X Speaks [New York: Grove Press,
1966], pp. 157-77). Malcolm used the root/tree analogy in his international travels
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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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