Compare And Contrast Malcolm X And Martin Luther King Jr

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Integration versus Separation Daniel Carter 2134589 November 19, 2015 HIST115-006-Fall2015: Afro-Amer Hist Sin 1865 Dr. Tamara Brown MIDTERM REPLACEMENT Throughout the years, there were many African American men and women that made very protrusive contributions. In the forefront of all the great African American leaders that came to past, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, despite the contradicting philosophies, are considered to be the most influential African American leaders. These two men worked hard during the Civil War, and fought for what they each believed to be right for African Americans. With the agitating problem of discrimination…show more content…
Martin Luther King Jr., a minister from Atlanta, Georgia, was a man of God and was in full support of peaceful protest. King considered himself to be soft and gentle. Dr. King, although never retaliating back to physical violence in a physical manner, was always against violence. Martin Luther King was an advocate for peace, positivity, and love. King wanted African Americans to be viewed as equal in the same communities as whites, opposed to the philosophies of Malcolm X, who wanted to achieve complete separation from the whites. The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee’s, a committee full of students that had full support from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. statement of purpose was that nonviolent resistance seeks a social order of justice permeated by love, (Chalberg) meaning that instead of engaging in the a violent protest, peaceful, nonviolent protest was the best way to achieve integration. King was devising a plan to lead a bloodless revolution. Based off the text, titled Black Political Action in the South, a bloodless revolution would change the entire political structure of the country. It would wipe the Southern segregationism that now controls America’s foreign policy, as well as America’s domestic policy. (Frazier) Dr. King’s methods were put in place to achieve integration, but prevent violence through race
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