Adewunmi Adebanjo Professor Hooley English 1113-12345 27 August 2014 Societal Difference: How Individuals Provoke Societal Changes Douglass Douglass and Malcolm X (also known as El-hajj Malik El-Shabazz) both achieved literacy through rare and unpredictable methods of learning. Douglass was a young man born into slavery in the 19thcentury, in years when the slave trade was legalized. Before he became enlightened, all he wanted to do was serve his master. One of the ways Douglass learned how to read was by making friends with children below his age so they could teach him secretly even though doing so was against the rules (Douglass 118-120); some of them were tricked into teaching him how to write. In contrast, Malcolm was born in the 20th century.
The Malcolm Little born on May 19th 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. Frederick Douglas born in a slave cabin in February 1880s; these men were both two African American activist who faced challenges in life. From running the cotton field to running the block they both are from different generations, but come together by their love and value for education. Although the time frame they lived on earth was more than one hundred years apart, Frederick Douglass and Malcolm X used their art of education and public speaking thus representing the place that African Americans held in the society and culture of the United States during their respective lifetimes. Literary narratives teach us that gaining an importance of reading and education can have the potential
Former American Politician and Civil Rights Activist John Lewis once stated “Never let any person or any force-dampen, dim, or diminish your light”. On November 4th, 2008, Democratic nominee Barack Hussein Obama won the Presidential election to be the 44th President of the United States of America, defeating Republican nominee John McCain with 365 electoral votes. Obama’s inauguration commenced an unprecedented event that completely changed the American political landscape like never seen before, electing the first African American President into the White House. Despite the Emancipation Proclamation declared by President Lincoln in 1863, African Americans have experienced colossal amounts of racism, violence, and segregation for the last 160 years. Significant African American leaders such as Booker T. Washington, W.E.B Dubois, Martin Luther King, and Malcolm X have laid the necessary groundwork and
The life experiences of Gandhi and Malcolm X have similarities. Malcolm X and Gandhi both have fought for civil rights in the countries that they both have lived. Gandhi did it by not listening and just doing what he pleased. Gandhi would get told not to do something and it would be perfectly legal but the British empire would arrest him for Civil Disobedience and then arrested again for sedition and sentenced to six years in prison. Malcolm X Ran into the same trouble Gandhi had, but was arrested for burglary and sentenced to 10 years in prison and got the nickname Satan for the teaching of hatred towards God and learned of the prophet Muhammad.
Ideologies of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X The Civil Rights Movement 1950s and1960s consisted of the efforts made by Civil rights activist to end racial segregation and discrimination. Even though basic civil rights for African America where granted through the Fourteenth and Fifteenth amendments of the United States Constitution (Franklin, 535-536). However, Jim Crow laws and institutionalized racism continued to oppress African Americans decades later and considered them second class citizen. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X are probably the most prominent African American civil rights leaders of the 20th century.
The books Night and The Autobiography of Malcolm X can be compared and contrasted in a variety of ways. The memoir Night by Elie Wiesel and the autobiography The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X can be compared to one another. The theme and characterization in Night and The Autobiography of Malcolm X can be compared while the styles between the two authors can be contrasted. This essay will compare the books Night and The Autobiography of Malcolm X focusing on the similarities between the themes and characterization and the differences in the authors’ styles.
Frederick Douglass and Malcolm X were great revolutionary leaders. Their motives inspired others to be against the segregated 20th century. Frederick Douglass is famous for writing “Learning to Read”. The intended audience would have been anyone. Learning to Read was written in 1845 and it is a narrative.
President Abraham Lincoln once said," Whatever you are be a good one. " Two intelligent men that fought for a better life, believed in themselves. The struggle they overcame of what is unfair is through believing what is fair and right for a better life. After all, success comes from hard work that opens opportunities.
The ability to read and write is both creative and destructive. This ability opens your eyes to the world and how beautiful it can be. It also has the potential to destroy your entire grip on reality and expose you to the actual world you live in. It imprisons you yet, releases you from your mental confinement. Some people never escape from this confinement, some do; and those who escape sometimes go on to do great things in life.
Malcolm X once said “Early in life [he] had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.” The Black Panther Party lived by this quote. The party rose from the foundations of Malcolm X. The party was much different from other civil rights movements. They went by direct confrontation.
Martin Luther King Jr said,“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools”. In the late 1960s, racial tension was high, African Americans were not given the right to vote, the right to a fair education, and the right to a fair judgement. This then led to the separation of schools and the destruction of a normal livelihood. Dr.King and Malcolm X, two men in the face of oppression rose up to challenge the racial barrier, thus changing the world forever. Although Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X seem to have mutual respect and an equal understanding of the inequality, their philosophies were quite different from each other.
The Black power movement was more than just a raised fist. It was an influential movement established in the 1960s, and began to slow down in the 70s, it promoted self-sufficiency among the black and African community, and they fought for equality and power among those who faced discrimination in society. The Civil Rights Movement and the Black Power Movement were two different movements with very similar motives, but different ways of going about their fight for equality. Symbolism played a significant role in representing the Black Power Movement, and helped unify the group by using one symbol that all recognized. The movement began as a reaction to the Civil Rights Movement and continued into the 1970s as a force for good.
The most important decision of a leader is the style of leading they decide to use when inspiring others, or providing a vision for the future. By looking at the past, it is proven that some leadership styles are guaranteed to be more effective than others. The leadership style of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X during the Civil Rights provides significant evidence of how different styles of leading can turn out to be a major success or defeat. Malcolm X’s leadership style included using violence to protest against violence and unequal rights, as well as supporting the segregation of African Americans and the whites. Martin Luther King’s style included nonviolent marches and protests against violence, and peacefully fighting for integrating the blacks and whites.
Philosophical differences between martin luther king and malcolm X The philosophical differences between Martin Luther King and Malcolm X have to do with the their protest strategies. MLK never fought with violence. Although he would get physically attacked, he stood his ground and continued to fight for equality peacefully. King believed that whites and blacks should come together to end the hate and violence.
Malcolm X and Mahatma Gandhi were two incredible men, both fighting for independence among their people. These distinctly different men were among the strongest fighters who set foot in authority. Malcolm X, an African-American leader spread religion to combat the weakening of his fellow African-Americans, as well as to expand the supporters of Muslim beliefs. Mahatma Gandhi, a leader in India’s independence movement from the British, weakened British rule through civil resistance. While Malcolm X and Gandhi both fought for their people’s freedom, their religion, beliefs, and methods for achieving independence differ in certain aspects but also have similar elements.