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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38 The March on Washington was a special object of Malcolm's derision. He
criticized it even before it took place. At a Harlem unity rally (8 August 1963),
purposely staged to distract attention from the forthcoming Washington March,
A quarter of a million people returned to Washington to celebrate the twentieth
anniversary of the "The March and the Dream," "a day," according to the
Washington Post, "that altered the Nation."1 On the twenty-fifth anniversary of "
The Great ...
SLA St. Louis Argus SNCC Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee UNIA
Universal Negro Improvement Association WAA Washington Afro-American (
Washington, D.C.) WO Westchester Observer WP Washington Post WS
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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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