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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They came together in their support of the movement and of King because the
bottom line for most was the liberation of black people from their political
domination by whites. The attitudes of most black and white churches toward the
civil rights ...
As Malcolm became a popular speaker and participated in debates and panel
discussions with black and white intellectuals, he was asked questions whose
answers required more knowledge and imagination than what Elijah had taught
He also knew that white liberal supporters of the civil rights movement would
have a great deal of difficulty accepting any perspective that advocated black
control of political, economic, and social institutions. But King also knew that the
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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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