Compare And Contrast Martin Luther King Jr And Malcolm X

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Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X were two great leaders during the civil rights movement. Until this day, they still appear in the media for their protests and famous speeches. They both argued that the world should be free from segregation and everyone should have equal rights. Both speakers got a lot of people’s attention due to their message and the actions they made. However, the difference between the two leaders was the approach they took to get their point across. In the this paper, I will be comparing and contrasting the two speakers based of their famous speeches, “I Have A Dream” and “The Ballot or The Bullet.” Both were ministers, who held on to the Bible, and both had experienced a transforming personal vision of God, when…show more content…
“I say to you today, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out of the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all mean are created equal.’” He also talked about how the government should protect everyone and not just most of us so nobody doesn’t get harmed. However, Malcom x focused on socialism because he was trying to take action in society. Malcolm’s evolution from Black Nationalism toward socialism from his observations of the colonial world and his analysis of modern history, he had begun to bring up situations between two movements and seek a synthesis of the revolutionary nationalist and socialist aspects of the freedom struggle. I believe that Martin Luther King Jr. was a more effective leader because he did more speeches and protest. He also helped pass laws in America. He also helped create racial equality in a peaceful manner by using a powerful voice instead of violence. I also believe that he had a bigger crowd supporting him throughout the civil rights movement. Until this day, you hear more about Martin Luther King Jr. more than Malcolm X. Even though Malcolm X was a great leader as well, however, the violence behind it didn’t get him far like Martin Luther King Jr.’s peaceful protest
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