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 most recently The Cross and the Lynching Tree.
Preface to the Twentieth Anniversity Edition
Introduction. America: A Dream or a Nightmare?
The Meeting of Malcolm and Martin
Integrationism 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
"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 of 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
Making Their Mark: Legacies
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
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