Compare And Contrast Martin Luther King Jr And Che Guevara

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Martin Luther King,Jr. And Ernesto Guevara were two great people who risked their lives for freedom. Both King and Ernesto had many accomplishments, but they were very different leaders. When we look into their lives, we can see that they were very strong individuals in different communities and they were followed by many people. They had similar dreams and thoughts and they both were struggling for freedom. While King was an activist who worked for racial equality and civil rights in the United States of America, Ernetro was a fighter and leader of the Cuban revolution. Ernesto was one year older than the King and died one year before him. They both believed that a man who will not die for something is not fit for life. Although King and Ernesto…show more content…
Drawing inspiration from both King’s Christian faith and the peaceful teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. King led a nonviolent movement in the late 1950’s and ‘60s to achieve legal equality for black people in the United States of America. While others were advocating for freedom by “any means necessary,” including violence, King used the power of words and acts of nonviolent resistance, such as protests, grassroots organizing, and civil disobedience to achieve supposedly impossible goals. He also held marches such as the 1963 march on Washington and the 1665 march from Selma to Montgomery. Different from King, Che used violent tactics to achieve his goals. His method was called Guevarism. It is a theory of communist revolution and a military strategy of Guerrilla warfare associated with Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara, a leading figure of the Cuban Revolution who believed in the idea of Marxism–Leninism and embraced its principles. The guerrilla philosophy was endorsed of Chinese leader Mao Zedong. His tactics included mobilizing forces against totalitarian governments, but Guevara denounced the overthrow of democratically elected leaders. Although King and Che had different tactics, they both achieved their
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