Essay Topic 1
Cone sets readers up to ponder a question from the first time the book is laid in their hands. Therefore, was the civil rights movement an American Dream or an American Nightmare? Cite specific examples from the text to support your response.
Essay Topic 2
Readers are shown the very different ways that King and Malcolm X were brought up. King was surrounded by core Christian values, while Malcolm X was the product of turmoil. How do you think their different upbringings helped to form them as leaders, and therefore the movements, given they were both fighting for the same thing?
Essay Topic 3
While King spoke vehemently about the use of non-violent actions, Malcolm X could be seen as King's foil. Explain the difference between the actions that King and Malcolm X took to fight for civil rights.
Essay Topic 4
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