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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"Up, you mighty race," Garvey proclaimed, "you can accomplish what you will,"
and black people believed him. As whites ruled Europe and America, Garvey
was certain blacks should and would rule Africa. To implement his African dream,
Out of the weak individuals of the black race, Yacob, a renegade black scientist,
created the white race, thereby causing all of the evil which has flowed from their
hands: "The human beast — the serpent, the dragon, the devil, and Satan — all ...
See especially, King, "Nonviolence and Racial Justice," Christian Century, 6
February 1957, p. 166; Taylor Branch, Parting the Waters: America in the King
Years 1954-63 (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1988), pp. 773-774. Malcolm X, "
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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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