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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How could America, the white liberals and the NAACP asked after the Second
World War, be the leader of the "free world" if Negroes remained segregated, and
thus unfree, in the South? How could the white race, the Klan and the White ...
onstrations throughout the South. The myth of a peaceful South and a contented
Negro was shattered as blacks by the thousands, young and old, "Ph.D. and No.
D.," proudly marched for freedom, showing no fear of brutal jails or even death.
The great migration of blacks from the rural South to the urban North, which
began before the First World War and continued through the 1950s, marked a
significant change in the context and texture of their lives. The contrast between
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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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