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Martin & Malcolm & America : a dream or a nightmare

Author: James H Cone
Publisher: Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, 1992, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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While Martin Luther King, Jr., saw America as "a dream . . . This groundbreaking and highly acclaimed work cuts through superficial assessments of Dr. King and Malcolm X as polar opposites to reveal  Read more...

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Named Person: Martin Luther King, Jr.; Malcolm X; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Malcolm X; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Malcolm X; Martin Luther King; Malcolm X
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James H Cone
ISBN: 0883448246 9780883448243 0883447215 9780883447215
OCLC Number: 27311732
Description: xv, 358 pages, [17] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. America: a dream or a nightmare? The meeting of Malcolm and Martin ; Integration and nationalism in African-American intellectual history. --
The making of a dreamer (1929-55) --
The making of a "bad nigger" (1925-52) --
"I have a dream" (1955-64) The context of Martin's vision ; King and the American dream ; Pursuing the dream: the role of the Negro people ; The American dream and the dream for the world ; Birmingham and the march on Washington ; After Washington. --
"I see a nightmare" (1952-63) The context of Malcolm's vision ; Malcolm and Muhammad ; Oppression and justice ; Unity, self-knowledge, self-love, self-defense, and separation ; America as a nightmare. --
"We must love our white brothers" The impact on King's faith and theology upon his dream ; King's impact upon the American churches. --
"White man's heaven is a black man's hell" The impact of Malcolm's faith and theology upon his nightmare ; Malcolm's exposition of religions and race. --
"Chickens coming home to roost" (1964-65) Break with Elijah Muhammad ; Movement toward Martin. --
"Shattered dreams" (1965-68) The struggle for the ballot: end of the first phase ; The second phase: a dream shattered ; Disenchantment with whites ; The Vietnam crucible: justice, love, and hope. --
Two roads to freedom. Complementing each other ; Correcting each other. --
Nothing but men. Sexism ; Classism. --
Making their marks: Legacies. Culture ; Politics ; Critique of American Christianity ; Qualities as leaders ; Self-criticism and humility ; Nonviolence and self-defense ; Militancy and humor ; Solidarity with the masses ; Link with other liberation movements.
Other Titles: Martin and Malcolm and America
Responsibility: James H. Cone.

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