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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Birmingham proved to be a turning point in the civil rights movement and for
Martin King. ... Soon afterward Martin and other civil rights leaders began to
organize the largest demonstration against segregation and for integration in the
Malcolm was especially critical of the civil rights leaders, like King, who, he
contended, allowed themselves to be used by their enemies. However, it is
important to note that, in the interest of unity, Malcolm, following the advice of
Martin's prestige in the black community was primarily the result of his ability to
transcend many petty differences among civil rights leaders and effectively speak
to the everyday needs of black people. Therefore, when Malcolm became an ...
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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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