Martin & Malcolm & 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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Together Martin , a Christian integrationist , and Malcolm , a Muslim nationalist ,
would have been a powerful force against racial injustice . When they were
separated , their enemies were successful in pitting them against each other and
The integrationist line of thought goes something like this : If whites really believe
their political and religious documents , then ... Therefore , the integrationists
argue , it is the task of African - American leaders to prick the conscience of
The same kind of cross current of nationalist and integrationist influences bore
upon the career of Martin King , though he ... Nationalists and integrationists were
aware of the truth of each other ' s viewpoint , even though they did not always ...
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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?
THE MAKING OF A DREAMER 192955
THE MAKING OF A BAD NIGGER 192552
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