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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self-help, accommodationist philosophy of Booker T. Washington and the protest,
integrationist philosophy of Frederick Douglass and the NAACP with the religious
values of the black communitj^The leadership style of combining "protest," ...
23 It is clear that King was well aware of the contradiction of using persons who
advocated and used violence as examples of excellence in a movement
Leadership In his "Prayer Pilgrimage" address, King also emphasized the "urgent
Rather, they were those who told them about the shortcomings of their ideas and
leadership. Martin and Malcolm recognized that they could provide creative and
effective leadership only to the degree that they respected the views of others ...
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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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