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But at this time a certain amount of people, especially young blacks in the northern cities, turned towards a strategy of armed resistance which was spread by radical black nationalists like Malcolm X. Beginning shortly after the Second World War, when the hopes of most African Americans for racial equality were not fulfilled, and on its peak at the end of the s, an increasing number of blacks protested peacefully against discrimination. At the same time, but evidently opposing these nonviolent forms of protest, the Nation of Islam NoI , amongst them Malcolm X, demanded a new kind of Black Nationalism which emphasized black pride, unity and self-respect. Nevertheless, these pragmatic radicals aimed at separatism, but the vehicle to achieve it was supposed to be a revolution. These two antagonistic approaches determined the Civil Rights Movement from the mid s onward. To understand the developments of the early s it is essential to have a look at the beginning nonviolent protests of the mid and late s. Following the pioneering Brown v.
New York: Orbis Books, One is the "good guy," the other, the "bad guy. The practice of separating African-American leaders into good guys and bad guys, saints and devils, and pigeon-holing them into such mutually exclusive and often ideologically conflictingcategories as "conservative," "radical," "nationalist," "separatist," and "integrationist ," has long informed scholarly studies of African-American leaders. The instrumentalist search for messiahs and heroes was a factor in the evolution of this conflict-differential paradigm. The impact on African-American historiography has been the circumscription of the puIViewof analysis, making it difficult, if not impossible , to appreciate the complex dimensions of African-American leaders. More recently, however, there is a noticeable move in African-American biographical studies away from the conflict-differential perspective in favour of what Howard Rabinowitz describes as a functional approach-a holistic paradigm that focuses on the complexities and paradoxes of the personalities and thoughts of African-American leaders see Southern Black Leaders of the Reconstmction Era, edited by Howard Rabinowitz [Urbane, ]. The adoption of functionalism entails a reexamination of the careers of past African-American leaders, especially those hitherto conceived within the conflict-differential cum instrumentalist tradition.
By James H. Maryknoll, N. By Lewis V. Minneapolis: Fortress Press. Cone cuts through the caricatures of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
No two personalities in the history of African-American experience are pitted a- gainst each other as the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X. One is.
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