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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26; Malcolm X, speech given 24 May 1960 at Boston University, audiotape,
author's library; idem, Autobiography, p. 366. 16. Playboy interview, p. 56. 17. My
thanks to Professor Lewis Baldwin of Vanderbilt University for providing me with
Malcolm X, "God's Angry Men," LAHD, 25 July 1957; idem, "Unity Rally" speech
given 10 August 1963 in Harlem, New York, audiotape, author's library. 19.
Malcolm X, speech given 15 February 1960 at Boston University, audiotape,
King, "Some Things We Must Do," address given April 1967 in Cleveland,
audiotape, author's library; see also idem, "The Three Dimensions of a Complete
Life," a sermon given 9 April 1967 in Chicago, in KCA. 9. Coretta Scott King, My
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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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