Compare And Contrast Malcolm X And Martin Luther King

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Malcolm X and Martin Luther King are strong black men that were fighting for black’s freedom and racial equality. MLK and Malcolm x were powerful leaders that were influenced and determined to spread the word of the civil rights struggle and black power movement. They were influenced through their biographies as their backgrounds were very similar but at times were very different as they came from different social classes. Both Malcolm X and MLK were born into large black families, both their fathers were preachers and civil rights activists who influenced them greatly and also through there education. As well as through their philosophy ideologies it had a major impact on both leaders as MLK was encouraged by Ghandi and Malcolm X was influenced …show more content…

Both their speeches were said within a year of each other that conveys a dissimilar message, a message that was leading to the same goal of full civil rights for African Americans.
P1- Malcolm X and Martin Luther king were largely responsible for their separate approaches to American racism and had a major goal to achieve equality and freedom between the African Americans and the whites. King and Malcolm X were creative civil rights figures that had contrasting views on the life of African Americans. Both men acquired similar or even identical results in philosophy however had different approaches in getting results. They often spoke about the Black empowerment over whites’ schemes that would get Blacks to hate themselves and lead to feelings of lowliness and cheapness. As both men were educated differently as MLK was a middle class that was positively influenced where’s as Malcolm had came from the …show more content…

His father was a Baptist minister and mother was sectioned under the mental health act. Malcolm was foster cared until the age of 21 and then moved to live with his sister in Boston however as he moved, he transformed into a bad person hand started dealing with drugs and crime. Throughout his time in prison he found the so-called Nation of Islam and the teachings of the leader Elijah Muhammad interesting and appealing and so he joined the organization. Unlike King, Malcolm was known in the poor, suburban districts of America as they saw Malcolm as one of them, as someone who has experienced poverty, drugs, crime and has felt the struggle that these people has gone through so they had a better connection with Malcolm. As Malcolm exemplified” We declare our right on this earth...to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary." He put his hands together for the Black National Pride as he believed and convinced that Black people were African Americans rather than Americans, which was similar to Marcus Garvey’s philosophy. As Malcolm was a popular and well-known radical activist he did not like the idea of integration and rejected it, as he believed that they could not work with the present system and wanted to remove it and bring

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