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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Recalling King's speeches about the American dream, it is important to keep in
mind his audience and what he expected them to do to realize the dream. The
dream metaphor was directed mainly to the white public—the federal government
"You were re-named 'NEGRO,' " he told a Los Angeles audience. "You were re-
named Negro by the same man, the same white man, who had kidnapped and
robbed you of your own culture." Malcolm preferred the designations "African," ...
29 When Malcolm spoke to white audiences, his anger became obvious in the
style of his speaking. He often spoke loudly. "Excuse me for raising my voice," he
told a Harvard audience. "As long as my voice is the only thing I raise, I don't think
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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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