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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He urged a change not because it is right but because the world is watching this
country. Kennedy is wrong because his motivation is wrong." At a Harlem rally of
2,000, about six weeks later, he also assailed President Kennedy "for talking ...
At a rally in Philadelphia, Malcolm continued his scathing critique of the march: "
What is the so-called Negro revolution? Is that what you call Uncle Tommin' in
Washington . . . walkin' up and down between two dead Presidents [Lincoln and ...
Malcolm X, "God's Angry Men," LAHD, 25 July 1957; idem, "Unity Rally" speech
given 10 August 1963 in Harlem, New York, audiotape, author's library. 19.
Malcolm X, speech given 15 February 1960 at Boston University, audiotape,
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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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