- dr martin luther king vs malcolm x martin luther king and malcolm x were both black men, fighting for freedom in a white society however, the word 'fighting' meant different things for each of them. Martin luther king jr and malcolm x compare and contrasts their speeches conclusion the two men's messages came across in a different way malcolm x was willing to do whatever was needed to get equality. Martin luther king's speeches and personal contacts with the nation's leaders were responsible for successful nationwide sit-in campaigns and the passage of the civil rights act of 1964 and the voting rights act of 1965. Malcolm x, theactivist and outspoken public voice of the black muslim faith, challenged the mainstream civil rights movement and the nonviolent pursuit of integration championed by martin luther. Dr martin luther king jr drew on the philosophy and techniques of mohammad gandhi in little rock arkansas the governor tried to prevent african-american students from entering the white high school by.
Martin luther king jr and malcolm x were both respected ministers and established leaders of the african-american people although most whites often say that they were like oil and water, these two men, how different they may have seemed to be, had the same goal: they wanted to end exploitation, discrimination and racism. Robinson was a proponent of integration and an avid supporter of martin luther king jr's deaths in the fight for equality malcolm x did not attend evers' funeral malcolm, hate white. The rev wyatt tee walker served as chief of staff for the rev dr martin luther king jr from 1960 to 1964 and spent nearly four decades as the pastor of canaan baptist church of christ, in harlem. Unlike malcolm x who highlighted the longstanding and manifest injustices of white america to promote economic and social separatism to blacks, martin luther king jr appealed to the conscience and justice of white america and advocated for integration.
By: rebecca layne three score years ago, dr martin luther king, jr taught us the true meaning of the word freedom, leaving an indelible mark on america. As a result, the civil rights movement was born john will talk about the early careers of martin luther king, thurgood marshall, rosa parks, and even earl warren. One of the most surprising martin luther king jr facts is that when martin luther king jr was born, his name was michael king, jr his father, michael king, changed his own name to martin luther king in honor of martin luther , one of the leaders of the reformation. Martin luther king jr (january 15, 1929 - april 4, 1968) was an american baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Comparison and contrast outline: martin luther king and malcolm x thesis: in their effort to improve the lives of african americans, mlk and malcolm x employ the rhetoric of innate human rights and shame in their texts, while putting forth competing visions of the.
Martin luther king jr wants equality amongst all races, and tris to explain how all races are equal malcolm x on the other hand despises the white race he advocates for separation amongst blacks and whites, but equality cannot be achieved if the two races are separate. Where martin luther king was focused on equality and the goodness of man, as well as his ability to do good in the name of goodness itself, malcolm x's own view of the world was pretty much tinted with anger, bitterness and the desire to get back at the world that treated him pretty much unfairly. Editor's note: the full film is no longer available online a half-century after their deaths, martin luther king jr and malcolm x remain two of the world's most revered political activists. Malcolm x, whose arabic name was el-hajj malik el-shabazz and who was born malcolm little, was born in omaha, nebraska he grew up in a myriad of locations in the united states including milwaukee, wisconsin, lansing, michigan, boston, massachusetts, flint, michigan and new york city.
Martin luther king, jr was a great man who worked for racial equality and civil rights in the united states of america he was born on january 15, 1929, in atlanta, georgia martin had a brother, alfred, and a sister, christine. Dr martin luther king, jr in a telegram to betty shabazz after the murder of malcolm x the black student group i was in wrote him a letter saying we'd heard he'd suspended security provisions - people weren't being searched fully like before. Martin luther king: how a rebel leader was lost to history march on washington for jobs and freedom leaders of march on washington for jobs & freedom marching w signs (r-l) rabbi joachim prinz. Today, dr martin luther king jr is most often remembered as a crusader for racial equality, not economic justicebut those struggles were inextricably intertwined for the civil rights leader. Martin luther king jr and malcolm x were great people of the black freedom movement they disagreed on nonviolence malcolm x believed in self-defense and he refused to be a pacifist in the face of white racist terrorism.
To explore the ideological and political development of martin luther king, jr, and malcolm x through primary source documents to identify the various personal, social, and political factors that influenced martin luther king, jr's and malcolm x's leadership. Philosophies of civil rights activists dr martin luther king, jr and malcolm x dr martin luther king jr and malcolm x were prominent leaders during the civil rights era they both had very different philosophies and methods on the racial emancipation of african-americans. At the end of his life rev dr martin luther king jr argued for a radical restructuring of society and a revolution of values before his assassination, he was in the process of building a multi-racial poor people's campaign for economic and racial justice.
Dr martin luther king, jr biography general assembly, past general assemblies during the spring of 1963, dr king and his staff guided mass demonstrations in birmingham, alabama, where local white police officials were known for their anti-black attitudes. Martin luther king jr and malcolm x helped shape american black and white culture today mlk and x seemingly preach two opposing futures for black politics.
After malcolm x's violent death in february 1965, and amidst urban riots the following year, increasing numbers of black youth rejected martin luther king, jr's nonviolent methods and sought a more militant approach to combating white supremacy in america. Martin luther king jr's philosophy of nonviolent protest and malcolm x's militant black nationalist doctrines would be the parallel railroad ties that would carry the train of civil rights.