Malcolm X 's violent approach towards equality came from his childhood and Islamic religion. Martin Luther King Jr. 's nonviolent principals came from his religion and childhood as well. There were many other smaller conflicts between the two. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X always had a common goal. They wanted the oppression of African-Americans to stop.
The 1950s and 1960s were the time of disagreement between black and white races in the United States. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X were the prominent individuals of Civil Rights protesting. They stood up for what they believed but in completely different directions. Their beliefs were evolved from their contrasting backgrounds and how they grew up. Although they were like oil and water, yet they shared the same dream of wanting to end discrimination and racism in America.
When any historic, revolutionary figure is assassinated, it brings about chaos. So when Malcolm X was assassinated, it brought a wave of somber and doubt to the people who believed in change and equality.Malcolm X was an influential civil rights leader as well a national minister of the Nation of Islam. He dedicated his life to fighting for racial equality and improving the lives of the oppressed. He also was one of the most effective and progressive leaders in American history. Malcolm X’s assassination was not justified because he was an activist for equality, and a symbol of change; however, many people blame him for causing riots.
MLK vs. Malcolm X In the 1960’s there was racism around every corner in America. The Civil Rights movement took place during the 1960’s, Two key figures in the movement were Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. Two significant speeches given by Dr.King and Malcolm X that show their beliefs are Dr.King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech and Malcolm X’s ‘Response to Nonviolent Revolution’. In Malcolm X’s speech he makes a good argument for his claim that they have to be violent for a revolution, but Dr.King has a better argument for the claim that they should remain nonviolent. Two things that makes Dr.King’s argument better is his strong use of rhetorical devices and appeals.
Public Enemy also further expresses Black Power-era nationalism in their song “Don’t Believe the Hype,” they express the idea of “nation time” by making several plays on the word “time,” rapping, “Again I said I was a time bomb/In the daytime radio 's scared of me/Cause I 'm mad, plus I 'm the enemy/They can 't come on and play me in prime time/Cause I know the time, cause I 'm getting mine.” In these lyrics, Public Enemy calls out how they are excluded from mainstream media because they are too political and “mad.” They “know the time” - as in they have knowledge of the history, politics, and culture of oppression that Black people in America have dealt with and also have Black consciousness - an awareness and pride in themselves and their identity as Black people. This consciousness and knowledge contributes to this goal of “getting mine,” which, in this case with the influence of Black Power-era nationalism, can mean creating “self-sufficient” (Decker 67) media platforms, so that Black Americans can be on their own “time” within their own Black
Vigilante Groups, who took the law into their own hands, however, were harder to clamp down on because they were unorganized. The White League and White Brotherhood carried on the mission of the KKK and united members of all classes of Southern society to fight against a supposed Republican system of “reverse racism” that favored blacks over whites. These groups eventually became a militant wing of the Democratic Party and intended to redeem the south by forbidding the black majority from
Yes, people do mask their justification for supporting the Rebels by stating the war was ignited by civil and state rights, other’s do not even attempt to mask their reasoning by down right stating the black race is an inferior one. There was a politically correct remembrance of the Confederacy in that men felt so strongly about their beliefs they were willing to wage war and die for them, many felt that should be honored. My own understanding of the South’s passion with the Civil War is much like Tony Horwitz, In that the War is so intriguing and interesting because it involves the country I live in and the beliefs that are so passionately felt to this day. Born and raised in California I believed racism to be dead and the surprise I received moving to the panhandle of Texas was discomforting. The Civil War has a unique way of luring
The Letter from Birmingham Jail and the I have a Dream Speech, both written by Martin Luther King Jr., explain the same message to people in two different ways. The Letter from Birmingham Jail was to write a letter to defend the strategy of nonviolent resistance to racism. He wrote this because he wants African Americans to come together and peacefully protest the unjust laws that are in place. On the other hand, his speech was to a large group of citizens, black and white, fighting for freedom, equality, justice and love. He used many rhetorical devices in his speech and letter that compared the two, and to show the differences in a clear way.
However, unlike the likes of other black revolutionaries of the time, such as Malcolm X, MLK was an advocate of peaceful protests even as the white people broke out with violence towards the African American community with every step they took in the war for equality. “‘As my sufferings mounted,’ Martin Luther King Jr. once wrote, ‘I soon realized that there were two ways that I could respond to my situation: either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force’” (Bromell, 2013, p.
Lyndon B. Johnson was pleading to congress for a civil rights bill, Because of all the hate crimes and the discrimination against african americans by the police. He said that this was not a black struggle but an american struggle. He was fighting for the rights of all Americans and wanted to be the president remembered by furthering rights rather than conquering foreign nations. The thesis statement of Lyndon B Johnson speech is that he wanted to extend the rights of the american people. Some rhetorical devices of this speech are alliteration, parallelism, and metaphor.
The continuance of these problems had a disastrous effect on African Americans and their families. The Black Panthers Party eventually began to stand up for themselves and fight back. They strongly believed in self-defense. The party organized rallies around the police brutality against African Americans and made speeches about every social and political issue affecting black Americans on a national level. During the Jim Crow Era, whites and the police would brutalize those blacks that were attending the rallies.
Malcolm X was another major figure and leader during the civil rights movement for the Nation of Islam. Born Malcolm Little, he changed his name because he thought that his last name had been forced on his family by their slaveholder. Due to an incident with his home and father he joined a controversial group committed to securing the rights of African Americans, the Nation of Islam. Different from Martin Luther, Malcolm X was a passionate and inspirational speaker who fought for the the independence of African Americans but in a violent way. Malcolm started his own organization but began to get frustrated with the progress of the civil rights movement.