Compare And Contrast Martin Luther King Jr And Malcolm X

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The Civil Rights Movement arguably began around the early 50’s. The United States took their largest stride in the movement with the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown vs. the Board of Education. This decision deemed separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional. The decision started a revolution that would change America forever. Martin Luther King Jr. realized this, and preached a change that the African Americans have would force only through nonviolence. Martin Luther King’s philosophy made more sense for America in the 1960s because it pushed America forward, it stopped bloodshed through nonviolence, and it helped make everyone more equal and together by showing them the errors of their ways. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X seemed to have a respect among one another, though their philosophies were quite different from each other. Malcolm X made it clear that he believed that the African Americans and the White people should remain separate but should be considered equal to each other. He told white people “work in conjunction with us-each of us working among our own kind.” Martin Luther King Jr., on the other hand, preached equality and desegregation. He wanted White people and African Americans to work together. Like he said in his famous speech, “we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to climb up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.”. By the 1960’s,

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