Jonathan Eig reviews The Sword and the Shield, Peniel Joseph's book on King and Malcolm X for The Wall Street Journal.
Fool. Chump. Traitor. False shepherd. Rev. Dr. Chickenwing. Uncle Tom. These are a few of the ways that Malcolm X described Martin Luther King Jr.
King spoke more diplomatically about Malcolm, but not flatteringly, calling the Nation of Islam a “hate group” for its insistence on black separatism and supremacy.
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