He staged sit-ins against segregated Nashville businesses when he first began his civil rights works. He then became a director of the SCLC, which was one of the largest civil rights group during the CRM. He also convinced Martin Luther King Jr. to let him use children in protests in Birmingham. King had let Bevel start one of the most eye opening protests of the entire Civil Rights Movement, without even know that he’d done so yet. Then, when Bevel moved to Chicago he brought activism there with him.
He moved to Harlem,where he ran numbers, sold drugs, later caught and sentenced 8-10 years in prison. In prison,Malcolm encountered teaching of Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam. Malcolm was a devoted follower of Muhammad and changed his last name to “X” to symbolize the African American name that he could never know. X adopted and preached this anti-white rhetoric, and people in the 60’s believed he was simply racist. Years later he began to change his ways.
During 1964 President John F. Kennedy suggested that the whole nation should act upon treating all blacks equally he achieved this goal by passing a bill to end segregation. Before this bill was passed it was up for debate. As a Black Nationalist freedom fighter Malcolm X gave a powerful speech. Malcolm X led the Black Nationalism which was a political and social movement to help blacks acquire racial equality in the economy. Malcolm X the Ballot or The Bullet states that every single black faced the same problem being the only ones who can fix it.
Danny Chan English 2 November 3, 2014 During the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, there was an extremely important event called the Freedom Rides. This event was extremely important because this action openly defied the Jim Crow Laws in the south. In the south, racism was a norm and almost everyone discriminated against the blacks. The Freedom Riders set out to change that and they have made a mark on history by defying the South’s strict rules. A man that has made a mark as deep as the freedom riders did was Dr. Martin Luther King.
Malcolm X and Nelson Mandela were such influential people whose societies helped mold them into who they became. Both Malcolm X and Mandela lived in societies that had a legal system of oppression on blacks. In the United States, the KKK was very prominent while Malcolm X was growing up. The Ku Klux Klan advocated for white supremacy and white nationalism and terrorized groups they opposed, such as blacks. Even before Malcolm was born, he and his family experienced oppression from the Klan.
The first leader, Martin Luther King Jr., was a reverend from Atlanta, Georgia, who advocated peace and tolerance between all races. He led huge numbers of people in protests against injustice and inequality, but he always insisted that his protests be peaceful and representative of love between different groups of people. His way of thinking would lead to the advancement of civil rights ideals for decades to come following his assassination, which left the movement in shock. Another leader who had tremendous influence and cultural significance was Malcolm X. X took his name because he considered his original name, Malcolm Little, to be a slave name and therefore unrepresentative of who he was. This mentality of separation from traditionally white culture
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.
Yet, a notable person who overcame these obstacles and made the most out of his experiences was Malcolm X. He made a dramatic change not only in American history but in African American rights. From the beginning of Malcolm X’s life he saw the injustices in the country of America, he was only a kid innocent to the world around him. His father was supposedly killed in a car accident, but Malcolm and his family believe that he was murdered by the Black Legion, which was a group of white racist. Even worse the officials claimed that his father had committed suicide, which prevented his family from inheriting the life insurance money.
With that one of the biggest destructive forces is pride as seen in the story. It ended one's life and destroyed another. Brother was ashamed of Doodle, so he pushed him to the limit, and when the time came left him to die. Therefore Brother is guilty of murder in the case of Doodles
Born Malcolm Little and also known as the great el- Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, Malcolm X was an American and later on converted to a Muslim. He was a human rights activist, and lead the Unity Rally in Harlem, which was one the largest civil rights events in the nation. Malcolm X is one of the greatest screened biographies that correspond with reality. The first section of the film talks about the troubled childhood of Malcolm Little, whose father was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan and one tragedy led to another. His mother was unable to take in the thought of her dead husband; therefore she was shortly placed in a mental institution.
After eighth grade, Malcolm continued a life of crime. He was eventually was convicted of crime and sent to prison for 7 years where he educated himself and converted to a Muslim group called the Nation of Islam. He fought injustice by trying to get African-Americans to have their own black nation. Malcolm X was a minister at temple NO.7 in Harlem, NY where he talked to his people about racism and self defense. He had different feelings on fight in back for freedom, then having non violence like king was doing, he felt that we needed to fight back by any means necessary including violence.
Most people know about Martin Luther King Jr. and how he fought and died for the rights of African Americans. But how many people know that his name at birth was Michael? Or that he tried to commit suicide at age 12 when his grandmother passed away? How many know that he had a heart of a 60-year old man when he died at age 39, and that MLK Day is also celebrated in Hiroshima, Japan and Toronto, Canada? People knew that he was a preacher, but did they know that he wanted to be a doctor instead?