During the tumultuous period of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s, the goal for bettering the lives of African-Americans was desired by many. However, the means of attaining that goal, varied greatly among the representatives of the movement. The African-American civil rights efforts were spearheaded by men of peaceful protest for integration, such as Martin Luther King Jr., and in contrast leaders such as Malcolm X who expressed separatist ideals. Other groups of civil rights advocated took an outright violent approach, such as the Black Panthers.
Martin Luther King Jr. was the leader of peaceful protests and nonviolence for the segregation among blacks and whites while Malcolm X wanted to gain justice through any possible way even if it required violence. The Montgomery Bus Boycott made King a more prominent leader
African Americans have the ability to do as a white can do. The only difference between a black and white is the color of their skin. This realization made African American want to fight for equality. African Americans started the civil right movement Even after the Emancipation proclamation the African Americans in southern states, still had to deal with oppression, segregation and racial violence.
Another way that Dr. King defends nonviolent resistance is by saying in his letter that the lack of fairness or justice among the black community was not equal to the white community. Which was a major reason that Dr.King left Atlanta, Georgia and went to Birmingham which lead to protest. Last but not least Dr. Martin Luther King wanted to defend nonviolent resistance because it was a way to change people 's mind without anger or any sign of aggression. Dr. Martin
Which later in life became a dream come true. I know that blacks will never have a fair chance in life like other races, which is very unfair. Black people by far has it the worst when it comes to independent Martin Luther King made tried his best for people not to judge one another. In Martin's speech he spoke with a very dominant tone of voice so people could be intimidated, And take him seriously.
The main idea of his speech is that all people were created equal and, although this is no longer the case nowadays, King felt it must be the case for the future. He argued peacefully, yet passionately and powerfully. In preparation for the speech, he studied the Bible, The Gettysburg Address and the US Declaration of Independence and he alludes to all three in his address. The intensity of King’s speech is built through parallelism, metaphors, bold statements and rhythmic repetitions:
Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X were both respected ministers and established leaders of the African-American people. Although most whites often say that they were "like oil and water", these two men, how different they may have seemed to be, had the same goal: They wanted to end exploitation, discrimination and racism. Both had been deeply influenced by their fathers, especially by their religion and attitude towards whites. Malcolm emerged from the black underclass in the northern ghettos to a spokesman for the poor blacks, following the teachings of Islam and holding on to black nationalism. He demanded justice and that African-Americans should be respected as human-beings.
Malcolm X is one of the most controversial and complex leaders of the twentieth century. Even though Malcolm X converted to Islam in prison, most of Nation’s ideologies came from the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, who was the leader of Nation and Malcolm’s spiritual father. Malcolm X was completely drawn to Nation and Muhammad’s teachings because of his past experience of racism as child and young adult. Muhammad’s ideology of race deeply impacted Malcolm X thought/views about the difference between the black and white man, and that the only way for both of them to move forward in society is by separating the two. Malcolm X used Islam as a powerful mechanism to encourage African-Americans to be self-efficient, self-motivated, and self-reliant.
created an enormous influence on people of different color. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech” was essentially about how race was not an issue and how everyone should be included. (yourdictionary). This speech showed everyone of a different race, you must be fair to the people that are a different race than you. Also, he influenced people to fight for civil rights.
1960s was a decade when ordinary citizens took to the streets in many parts of the world to protest against policies of the government and to demand a change in society. African Americans faced segregation and were treated extremely violently in mostly the southern states of America by conservative factions in society. Martin Luther King Jr. led the Birmingham Campaign in 1963 to draw attention to the on-going segregation and actions of the police. One of the protests in this campaign was the Children’s Crusade, where thousands of children took part in a non-violent protest, but were met with brutal violence from the police. At the same time, South Africa faced Apartheid, a system of racial segregation enforced through legislation.
Brown vs. Board of Education (1954) now recognized as one of the most significant Supreme Court decisions of the 20th century. Brown upheld that the racial segregation of children in public schools contravenes the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th amendment. Large portions of the United States had racially segregated schools, made legal by Plessy v. Ferguson (1896). Chief Warren wrote that separation in public schools was unequal and unconstitutional. Decades of long fights against segregation led by Thurgood Marshall & member
Nearly a century after the abolition of slavery in America, the discrimination and prejudice behavior conducted by caucasians was still prevalent in the lives of African Americans. Certain racial laws that contradicted the human rights set in the Constitution prohibited blacks from living regular lives along-side white Americans. Several iconic individuals within the black community, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X, have left behind legacies and ideologies that have impacted and still strongly influence African American culture tremendously. Martin Luther King Jr’s less violent and peaceful approach along with Malcolm X’s affirmative action behavior, shaped the Civil Rights movement and the Black Power movement that eventually
Violent vs Nonviolent Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. Whose philosophy made the most sense for America in the 1960s? The Civil Rights Movement began during the 1950s and ended in 1960. The entire reason why this movement was happening is because although the slaves had been free a while ago, they were not given the same rights as white people had and on top of that they were being violently beaten up to death if not sent to the hospital.
The civil rights movement would not have been possible without the contributions of many ordinary people. But these ordinary people could not have been organized without the skills of the leaders of the civil rights movement. Two very famous civil rights leaders Martin Luther King and Malcolm X in particular contributed to the cause of desegregation. Though both men contributed much to the act of desegregation, these men had very different ideologies about the process of desegregation. By analyzing the two pieces and comparing how and why they are different, the differing strategies of the two men can be better understood and applied to issues of today.
. Martin Luther King Jr.'s type of activism proposed the necessity for racial equality and was fighting against segregation and discrimination throughout his life. Malcolm X's type of activism was against Martin Luther King Jr.'s proposal for racial equality and Malcolm believed that the black's should be separated from the whites. He supported segregation and he believed that the white's were an inferior race.