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.
Today I am going to explain the similarities between: Julius Caesar and Malcolm X. First, you need to know more about them!: Malcolm X 1925–1965 was an African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist. To his adorers he was a brave advocate for the rights of blacks, a man who prosecuted white Americans in the harshest terms for their crimes against black Americans; detractors accused him of preaching racism and violence. He has been called one of the most significant and most influential African Americans in history.(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_X) Gaius Julius Caesar (Latin: CAIVS IVLIVS CAESAR, pronounced [ˈɡaː.i.ʊs ˈjuː.li.ʊs ˈkae̯.sar],[a] 13 July 100 BC – 15 March 44 BC), usually called Julius Caesar.
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.
The leadership style of Martin Luther King Jr. earned him to be recognized as the face of the Civil Rights movement. Therefore, Malcolm X should have changed his leadership style to work with Martin Luther King Jr. because his way of fighting for civil rights was strategically thought out and ultimately effective. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights movement. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia to Reverend Martin Luther King Sr. and Alberta Williams King. Martin Luther King Jr. came from a line of pastors in his family, and from the beginning, he was on his way to becoming one himself (Martin Luther King Jr.).
Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. depict a society that was built on the remnants of slavery within “Racism: The Cancer that is Destroying America” and “Letter from Birmingham Jail”, both Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. depict a society that was built on the remnants of slavery. With racism and segregation at the core of everyday life, both men joined the Civil Rights Movement with determination to make a change. Working towards the common goal of African American civil rights during the 1960’s, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X took a stand for civil justice in contrasting ways. Within their writing, both men used the theme of racism to convey a direct tone, used differing keywords and phrases, and referenced religious beliefs.
If it weren't for these prejudice thoughts, many people would be together united as one fighting to better one another. As Brent states in “Black Men and Public Space,” “the hatred he feels for blacks makes itself known to him through a variety of avenues - one being his discomfort with that ‘special brand of paranoid touchiness’ to which he says blacks are prone.” (514). Due to this fear of one another, it has brought much tension among many. This discrimination has been going on for many years and is what makes the United States divided.
Dawn McNeil-Bruce English 2100 Professor Andrews- Parker 10/21/15 The Rhetorical Techniques in “Letter from Birmingham Jail” The unjust treatment of African Americans have cause a significant amount of African American leaders to use different ways to advocate for racial equality.
Martin Luther king wrote the letter from Birmingham jail and discuss the biggest issues in the black community of Birmingham. In order to justify his desire for racial justice and equality, martin Luther king uses knowledge and potential thoughts given toward to his letter transcending to his people and the churches and he made very important valid statement that gave his audience and open mind and to encourage American society desegregation and having equality among all Americans with no stratification according to racial differences. His letter addresses the American society, political and religious community of America. King uses metaphors saying “ominous clouds of inferiority beginning to form in her little mental sky, and see her beginning
Through his use of such radical ideas and solutions to the civil rights problems of his day, Malcolm X captivates his black audience. Malcolm X completely shatters his listeners' beliefs, using a roundabout form of rhetoric: he uses harsh language that seems to degrade his audience, while, at the same time, he increases their self-confidence subconsciously through their emotions. In successfully convincing his audience that identifying with the white population is not conducive to the eventual liberation of the black people, he is able to say to his fellow
Frederick Douglass was a man of many talents. He strived to achieve what people would call the impossible, at least back then. Douglass was in fact an escaped slave who wanted to abolish slavery. His speech made national history in which he gave an emotional and sympathetic speech that thoroughly impacted his audience. He used multiple way in order to achieve this, like using metaphors, parallelism and antithesis.