In mid-20th-century America, two men stood at the crux of the civil rights movement and the fight for social justice: one had a rough childhood, became a leading voice for working-class Black citizens and argued for racial separatism; the other was a middle class boy who grew up to be a legendary preacher and proponent of nonviolence in the fight for integration. Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. wanted the same thing—equality for Black Americans—but they approached that vision from very backgrounds and by different means. In this brilliantly braided biography, Peniel E. Joseph tells the story of each man’s identity and how their ideas shaped America, making clear that we can never fully understand one without the other.
- TIME's Top 100 Photos of 2022
- I Tested Positive for COVID-19 Right Before the Holidays. What Should I Do?
- Column: How To Create a Sense of Belonging In a Divided America
- How to Survive the Holidays if You're a Scrooge
- Life Expectancy Provides Evidence of How Far Black Americans Have Come
- The 10 Best Albums of 2022
- Iran Has a Long History of Protest and Activism
- 6 Ways to Give Better Gifts—Based on Science