Saturday, April 14, 2007

Book Review: Martin & Malcolm & America

As the semester moves toward its close, my book reviews are getting shorter and shorter!

This book, by theologian James Cone, is a decent "all in one" overview of the lives and careers of MLK, Jr. and Malcolm X. However, if you are already even slightly familiar with them, you will not learn anything new.

On the contrary, you will learn a lot from this lecture, delivered last October by James Cone at HDS entitled "Strange Fruit: The Cross and the Lynching Tree." You can watch it here.

Also, the National Urban League is releasing "The State of Black America: 2007" Report on Tuesday. See here for more information and abstracts from the Report.

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