Malcolm X And Civil Rights

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By definition, civil rights are the rights of citizens to political and social equality. To simplify that, civil rights are rights that every person should have, no matter what race, color, ethnicity, etc. Some people believed so strongly that everyone should have civil rights, they were willing to risk their own lives for it. People such as Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks, Ruby Bridges, Elizabeth Eckford, Ernest Green, Hazel Massery, and many others. One of the many civil rights activists was Malcolm Little, who later changed his name to Malcolm X. Malcolm X was one of the activists who fought back violently. Many of them used words, and peaceful protests, many of which were led by Martin Luther King Jr. Malcolm X strongly believed that peace would never solve anything, so he decided to use violence to get his way. Malcolm X was one of the many activists in the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little, was an African American activist, and a spokesman for the Nation of Islam. He later on became a prominent leader of the Nation of Islam. He urged his followers to fight back against white aggression. He changed his last name to “X” to show his rejection of his slave name “Little”. He believed in separatism which was the practice and belief that whites and African Americans should be separated, and live completely different lives, apart from each other. He believed that African Americans should not have to live in a society mixed in with whites. He was
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