The Sword and the Shield By Peniel E. Joseph

  • Narrated by: Zeno Robinson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Release date: 03-31-20

The Sword and the Shield AudioBook Summary

This dual biography of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King upends longstanding preconceptions to transform our understanding of the 20th century’s most iconic African American leaders.

To most Americans, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. represent contrasting ideals: self-defense vs. nonviolence, Black power vs. civil rights, the sword vs. the shield. 

The struggle for Black freedom is wrought with the same contrasts. While nonviolent direct action is remembered as an unassailable part of American democracy, the movement’s militancy is either vilified or erased outright. 


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