Two different religious explorations of the meaning of being black in America are Martin Luther King’s use of Christianity in his “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” and the prophecy of Yacub in the Nation of Islam’s doctrine. While King concludes that Christianity is part of the very fabric of America and will continue to be a source of liberation, the Nation of Islam believed that Christianity was embedded within America’s colonial and white supremacist history, and that salvation will come when blacks once again rule society.
Religions; Religions -- Philosophy; Religions -- History
Relics, Remnants, and Religion: an Undergraduate Journal in Religious Studies
The University of Puget Sound
"Religious Explorations of American Blackness by Martin Luther King Jr. and the Nation of Islam,"
Relics, Remnants, and Religion: An Undergraduate Journal in Religious Studies: Vol. 2
, Article 7.
Available at: http://soundideas.pugetsound.edu/relics/vol2/iss2/7