Martin Luther King and Malcolm X by James H. Cone (black liberation theology)

Professor James H. Cone, known as the founder of black liberation theology, takes us on a journey to grasp the differences and similarities, the separate religious foundations, the antagonisms and quest to understand one another of the two most significant voices for black liberation in 20th Century America.

Tuesday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m. in Reidy Friendship Hall. I expect this to be popular so get there early, seating is on a first come first serve basis.


Martin Luther King and Malcolm X with James H. Cone, Ph.D.
Refreshments at 6:30 p.m.  
Program at 7:00 p.m.


James H. Cone is the Charles A. Briggs Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. The author of 12 books and more than 150 articles, he has lectured at over 1,000 universities and community organizations throughout the United States, Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. He is best known for his ground-breaking works, Black Theology and Black Power
(1969), A Black Theology of Liberation (1970), God of the Oppressed (1975), and Martin & Malcolm & America: A Dream or a Nightmare? (1991). His latest work, The Cross and the Lynching Tree was published in 2011. Dr. Cone is an ordained minister of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, a graduate of Philander Smith College (B.A. 1958), Garrett Theological Seminary (M.Div. 1961), and Northwestern University (Ph.D. 1965), and has been awarded 13 honorary degrees, including a Doctor of Divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Seminary (2000), and an honoris causa from the Institut Protestant de Théologie in Paris, France.

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  • Brother-D B. Aammaa N.

    If you heard my comment and question, you might rightfully guess that i was not thrilled with this evening's presentation. But i have an unrelated question. How is attendance as a meetup group taken?

    February 11, 2014

    • kiamesha

      I understood your valid question and disapproval with Dr Cone's answer to it. There were intelligent enslave people with great pride in thier self and family. The notion that all slave were weak and lack pride is ridiculous. I think the movie/ book 12 Years a Slave touch on that.

      February 12, 2014

    • ScottW

      I appreciated your question and the dialogue that resulted. I don't take attendance but I do try to greet folks. I was running late and got there just about 7 pm. sorry about that. I was standing up hoping people would recognize me from my photo and come over and say hi and then I can introduce you to other Brainiacs.

      February 12, 2014

  • ScottW

    Great talk and really good Q&A

    February 11, 2014

    • Ellen S.

      Very interesting. Glad you brought it to my attention. I just did a multimedioa presentation on black militancy in the 1850's and 1960's at the Riverdale Ethical Culture Society so interested in the topic. Looking forward to reading the book.

      February 12, 2014

  • Eleni P.

    I enjoyed the lecture.

    February 12, 2014

  • Calvin F.

    Interesting discussion and very lively. Worth on it on a chilly New York night...

    February 11, 2014

  • ngozi O.

    Dr. Cone was brilliant

    February 11, 2014

  • kiamesha

    Great discussion and I bought the book!

    February 11, 2014

  • ScottW

    running late should be there right about 7 pm

    February 11, 2014

  • Valerie G.

    was really looking forward to this, but previous plans changed last minute. I can only hope there will be another chance to hear Dr. Cone.

    February 10, 2014

  • ScottW

    I think these usually go for 1-1 1/2 depending on Q&A. the actual talk begins at 7 pm.

    1 · February 6, 2014

  • Jean Gabin C

    Great topic...

    February 5, 2014

  • Haydee

    what time it ends?

    February 5, 2014

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