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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Malcolm began to acknowledge the value of Martin King's contribution to the
black freedom movement. He began to advocate "hope," that is, the participation
of African-Americans in the American political process. Martin King's dream was ...
With so many references to Martin King's dream, it is not only easy to distort what
he meant but also to trivialize it. As I pointed out in the introduction, the meaning
of King's dream has deep historical roots in the African-American struggle for ...
Martin Luther King, Sr., the son of a sharecropper, was a classic example of a
person who pulled himself up by his own boot straps, thereby becoming a
persuasive symbol of the merits of thrift, service, responsibility, and sacrifice. As a
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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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