Martin & Malcolm & America: A Dream or a Nightmare Characters

James H. Cone
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Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. is the most famous civil rights leader of the 20th century. He grew up in a loving home in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of a minister, and middle-class. King grew up a Christian, studied theology and philosophy in college and graduate school and came to believe in the Christian ideals of equality, justice and universal love. He believed that whites could be convinced to accept blacks and believed that blacks should be integrated into American society. He came to believe in Gandhi's philosophy of nonviolent protest and practiced his theology and philosophy in his activism on behalf of racial equality. King believed that Malcolm X was deeply confused about his philosophy of violent revolution and self-defense along with his philosophy of Black Nationalism.

King believed that integrationism was the goal of any morally right conception of racial justice. Blacks and whites...

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