Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama

Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama
by Peniel E. Joseph
Basic Books

Review by Reginald Harris


The subtitle of this new book by Tufts University History Professor Peniel Joseph at first seems counter intuitive, intentionally provocative—or just plain wrong: From Black Power to Barack Obama? Isn’t our first African-American President proof of the fulfillment of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s dream and a refutation Malcolm X’s vision of America as a racial nightmare? Continue reading