This groundbreaking and highly acclaimed work, Martin and Malcolm and America, examines the two most influential African-American leaders of this century. While Martin Luther King Jr saw America as essentially a dream . . . as yet unfulfilled, Malcolm X viewed America as a realised nightmare. James Cone cuts through such superficial assessments of King and Malcolm as polar opposites to reveal two men whose visions are complementary and moving toward convergence.
James H Cone is Charles A Briggs Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary in New York. His other books include A Black Theology of Liberation, God of the Oppressed, The Spirituals and the Blues, and The Cross and the Lynching Tree.
White as well as black Americans are in the debt of James Cone, whose important book will revise and refocus the legacies of King and Malcolm X The New York Times Book Review