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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Anyone who has been around me in the last ten years knows that with only the
slightest encouragement, I would talk for hours about Martin and Malcolm.
Fortunately, much of this need was met with invitations to lecture at many
Just as talk of integration was a radical departure arousing fear and anger in
many whites, so also speaking about the oneness of humanity was not innocent
Sunday-school talk. It was a direct, courageous challenge to all those in the
"Now we say in this nonviolent movement that you've got to love this white man,"
he told a Birmingham audience. "And God knows, he needs our love. . . . And let
me say to you that I'm not talking about emotional bosh when I talk ...
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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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