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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In addition to Marcus Garvey's UNIA two movements were important in defining
the natltntltm that influenced Malcolm X: the Moorish Science Temple founded by
Noble Drew Ali in Newark, New Jersey, and the Nation of Islam— the "Black ...
denominations inhospitable to their presence, the Nation of Islam was founded to
meet the needs of black Islamic believers because Moslems from the East (living
in the United States) were uninterested in their brothers and sisters in the ...
FBI files 105-8999-2156 (Nation of Islam). 43. NC, 31 December 1960, p. 10; PC,
10 February 1961, p. 10; NJHN, 17 December 1960, FBI files 105-8999-2095;
NJHN 31 December 1960, FBI files 105-8999-2106; NJHN, 7 January 1961, FBI
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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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