Compare And Contrast Gandhi And Malcolm X

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Malcolm X and Gandhi had attracted a large and devote amount of followers, and made a lasting impact not only on their time but on ours. Their methods of persuasion and arguments against the injustice were factors in being leaders of their individual but related causes. Malcolm X was born as Malcolm Little on May 19th, 1925 in Omaha Nebraska, he was four of eight children of Louise and Earl Little. His mother was a homemaker and his father was a preacher who was involved in the Universal Negro Improvement Association and supported black nationalism. From a young age Malcolm had encounters with racism, the ku klux klan and the black legion terrorized his family, even before he was born. Trying to escape the conflict his family moved to East Lansing, Michigan but at an escalated state there. His father was…show more content…
The motivation his fast provided provoked people to stop the violence, in itself shows the weight this little man carried, able to persuade hindus and muslims alike. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will” ( Mahatma Gandhi).. So, many people respected Gandhi, including his enemies, and his will was a force unlike no other. He lived his life in truth, and spoke to everyone with truth and wisdom, he highlighted self knowledge in everything he did. Without Gandhi India wouldn’t have it’s independence. Gandhi and Malcolm X were both assassinated, if either had lived a full life they would have many more accomplishments. Their approaches are different but they had both fought for equal rights, one for African Americans, and the other for the world. They knew how to address a crowd and get the results they wanted even without being aware of how they affected the public. These men were smart, sophisticated, and largely popular, a tragedy in its own that they were
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