Learning how to read and write is two important things you need in life to be able to work and live in today's society. Frederick Douglass and Malcolm X both struggled with learning how to read and write but overcame that struggle. In their writing Douglass and X have many similarities such as the meaning and topics of their essays. With their similarities they both has differences such as tone. These two authors Malcolm X and Frederick Douglass both were taught how to read in write in different ways but they used the same methods of writing and tone but used those methods in different ways.
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass are two icons of the abolition of the slavery, although they had different life background and different public role, they fought for the same goal at the time of the emancipation. Abraham Lincoln born in America, he was a politician and believed that slavery was immoral and a social evil, he also was elected as President of The united Stated and during his tenure he lead the civil war, proclaimed the emancipation. On the other hand Frederick Douglass was a fugitive slave who later became a writer and a reformer activist, he also was an abolitionist who hates the slavery and believed that no one is the owner of other person. Both, Lincoln and Douglas each one with their own s political and social position
Frederick Douglass and Malcom X created some of the most famous African-American pieces to ever be released. They were written to reveal how hard the process of learning to read was back during the slave era. Douglass had a chapter in his narrative ”Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass” called “Learning to Read and Write,” it was written in 1845. Malcolm X’s “Learning to Read,” is an excerpt from,” the Autobiography of Malcolm X“. These two pieces were written more than a century apart yet several common themes can still be identifies.
Finding A Way Out From the beginning of time the most significant people in history have struggled to get their messages out. The struggle to prove something they believe in. Each person probably had different obstacles to overcome. Some faced similar obstacles. But in the end, I believe Sandra Ciceneros, Fredrick Douglass, and Malcolm X just wanted to find ways to express themselves and get their points across.
Malcolm was very upset that African Americans were treated as slaves and the way that white people treated other races as well. He describes that withholding history from history books was dishonest and he felt that white people were opportunists. The dishonesty ruined his faith in the country. The information he now knew caused him to feel hurt, because he did not know before the history or treatment of slaves and
Fredrick Douglas had a black mother and white father as well. He did not know who his father was but there was a rumor that his master was his father. Fredrick’s mother was taken away from him when he was very young. She was moved to another planation nearby. He only saw his mother a few times in his life and they were usually at night.
Malcolm was at odds with the Nation when he decided to leave and start his own organization after being muzzled by Minister Elijah Muhammad for having different views. Conspiracy still surrounds this issue today, but this wasn’t a surprise to many, because a week before, Malcolm’s house was hit with a firebomb. The death of Malcolm angered many during that stretch because he was viewed as a beacon of hope for those who had slightly different views than Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at that time. Malcolm was one who didn’t believe in turning the other cheek; instead he chose to address his aggressors head
Malcolm X and Booker T. Washington were great men who helped change the history for black men and women. Even though they were similar in this way they still lead very different lives. Malcolm and Booker have many differences when it came to their home life, and philosophies. Their home life was very different for them. Before Malcolm was even born, he was affected by racism.
Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X greatly influenced by their strong individual faiths. There ideologies had important role development and practice of the ideologies. Martin Luther King Jr. embrace the beliefs of Christianity and become a minister at a Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Malcolm X after six years in prison was released where he joined the Nation of Islam (Carson, 13-14). This where his belief of racial separation, the inherent evil of whites, and the need to embrace African culture(Cone, 179).
Malcolm X, a man born into a time of extreme oppression based on the color of your skin, joined to Nation of Islam. The Nation of Islam according to the article of Malcolm X, “an African American
When Malcolm grew up,he never finished school, instead he went to a life of crime, while living with his half-sister. He moved to Harlem,where he ran numbers, sold drugs, later caught and sentenced 8-10 years in prison. In prison,Malcolm encountered teaching of Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam. Malcolm was a devoted follower of Muhammad and changed his last name to “X” to symbolize the African American name that he could never know. X adopted and preached this anti-white rhetoric, and people in the 60’s believed he was simply racist.
After he went to Mecca his philosophy about the use of violence change after encountering a wide variety of different races who are all Muslim from the places he visited. Malcolm X views of whites had changed because before visiting Mecca, he believed the whites are “devils”, but after he went to Mecca his views on whites had
This journal article belabours the point that is also a common theme in “The Autobiography of Malcolm X”: Malcolm’s changing views on civil rights. Again as a result of his tumultuous childhood because of the “white man”, Malcolm generalizes all white people as essentially haters of blacks because of the negative experiences he’s had with them and the tragic ways they treated him. But, as he grows older and matures, Malcolm has the eye-opening experience of seeing people of all colors worship next to each other. This is an interaction between blacks and whites that creates a positive environment as an outcome.
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.
Without Malcolm, the White people would have not favored Martin Luther King Jr. over other Civil Rights leaders. Towards the end of Malcolm’s life, Martin Luther King Jr. began to become more like Malcolm in a militant way. Martin Luther king Jr. “was also re-evaluating his presuppositions and was moving toward a greater understanding of Malcolm X, especially regarding black pride, separatism, and White America’s lack of commitment to genuine black equality” (Cone, 1992, p. 256). These transformations of Martin Luther King Jr.’s ideas, likely led him to accomplish the revolution of Civil Rights. Although, this is a possibility, it is extremely unrealistic.