In the Civil Rights Moment there were two men named Martin Luther King and Malcom X. They both aimed for racism to be gone but differently. Martin Luther King was a black minister who aimed for freedom and no racism towards blacks with no violence. Malcom X was also a black minister who tried to end racism but in a violent way for human rights. The Supreme Court cut down on discrimination such as jobs and racial harassment during the Civil Rights Movement in the late 1800s.
In the 1960, in america during the civil war movement two leaders emerged wanting freedom but both had different views on how to achieve that goal. The first man was Martin Luther King Jr. and believed in more peaceful tactics while the other man Malcolm X believed more of a violent approach and shared his very well observed hate towards mostly the white man. I will be showing you why Martin Luther King Jr.’s philosophy is the most accurate way to accomplish the goal of freedom thru the works of non violent responses, boycotts, and demanding equality. The first reason was his approach to the white men when they try to harm African Americans or break them down.
I’ve never heard anybody go to the Ku Klux Klan and teach them nonviolence.... Nonviolence is only preached to Black Americans, and I don’t go along with anyone who wants to teach our people nonviolence until someone at the same time is teaching our enemy to be nonviolent. I believe we should protect ourselves by any means necessary when we are attacked by racists. "-Document
Throughout the American 1960’s there was a Civil Rights Movement. This movement gained a lot of traction within a short amount of time through many people. There were two leaders with opposing tactics but had the same goal reined in the movement. One leader was Martin Luther King with the tactic of Nonviolent Civil Disobedience and integration. The second leader was Malcolm X with the tactic to fight back and to have the communities better themselves by being separate.
Doc. 4 states, “Negroes and white study side by side in the socially healing context of the classroom” (MLK, “Our God Marching On” Speech, March 21, 1965). This statement shows that Martin Luther King wants all of the people in America to study side by side. To add to this, in Doc 2, “With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together…” (Martin Luther King, I Have a Dream Speech, August 28, 1963).b These go to show that Martin Luther King’s goal was to change the hearts and minds of people through his speeches so that everyone would come together and heal their differences. Meanwhile Malcolm X wanted respect but he focused more on African Americans rather than everyone as a whole during the movement.
MLK and Malcolm X both wanted equality but in different ways. Martin Luther King believed in nonviolence to end segregation. However, Malcolm X believed in segregation; where African Americans would govern themselves without bothering the whites. But which idea was better for society? Malcolm X’s philosophy offers a variety of solutions for
From the late 1950s to the late 1960s civil for blacks in remained a burning topic in media and everyday life. Two of the most influential to the movement were Martin Luther King Jr., a preacher from Atlanta, and Malcolm X, an ex-convict from Lansing, Michigan. King, during this era, was most well-known for quite literally preaching for non-violent civil disobedience to create social change. Conversely, X vouched for a violent revolution, a sort of fight fire with fire for the time. For the 1960s however, the ideals of king would be much more advantageous to the cause of the African Americans; in that they had little to no respect towards them from whites and violence would only cause more disrespect, the violent protests would also end
During the late 1950s and 1960s the southern states in America were segregated. Black and white people were separated from bathrooms to schools and therefore, blacks had to use their installments or they would be punished by whites. While this was happening, two African American men, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, wanted segregation to come to an end. So they proclaimed their ideas and started to form groups to protest against segregation in America. Consequently, Martin Luther King Jr’s civil rights philosophy made the most sense during the 1960s because integrated schools was the goal, nonviolence could have a huge impact on the enemy and nonviolence was the only practical strategy.
Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X had the same goal of improving the place in society of blacks. While they did have the same motivation they chose to express it with two very different philosophies. Martin Luther King Jr.’s philosophy however made significantly more sense for America in the 1960’s as it was integration based and disapproved of violence and segregation. Malcolm X’s view was quite the opposite, he believed that if you wanted something, you needed to fight for it, and he supported segregation of education and business. He also supported using violence to gain deserved rights.
This book brings together some of the best primary sources on Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X that relate to what I’ve learned in history class. Through their writings and speeches, I appreciate the roles they played in the freedom crusade of the 1950s and 1960s. It is a good summary of its essential teachings that give me insight into their individual styles and personalities. The book is not one that tries to force ideas or a religion on the reader but instead offers new insight on two of these most important civil rights leaders of the century. It is a valuable effort that helps me both within and beyond the classroom, which focuses on the crucial years in the lives of quintessentially human
"Martin Luther King wanted to end segregated schools so that every kid could learn together, and lower quality learning could be history. Malcolm X had different ideas than Martin. (Document E)"establish experimental institutes and educational workshops, liberation schools, and child care centers in Afro-American communities. "
While many people are familiar with the civil rights movement and the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X some are not aware of the similarities and differences between the two. I have chosen to take the time to put these two men side by side for a comparison. Both of these men where activist for the African America community. They had different lifestyles therefore taking different approaches on how they would fight for rights. Martin Luther King Jr. was a nonviolent man who believed in equality for all.
Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, both important male figures within the black movement, differed stylistically in approach, and as result, continue to be portrayed contrastingly in media. King, has always been viewed as the less radical, more softer, and politically driven, while Malcolm X is seen as harsh, radical, and often continues to be widely demonized in pop culture. And, the difference essentially comes about from their approach. King focused on a more political, nonviolent approach, while Malcolm X valued a black nationalist approach. While culturally these two men have contrasting impacts on society, they are similar in radical approaches.
King says that African Americans have waited long enough and that to get what they want they need to fight for it. He knows that by them waiting they will never get rid of segregation. “We have waited for 340 years for our constitutional and God-given rights.” He then brings up Asia and Africa because they are having far better progress and it is much faster. He feels as though it is easier for them to tell him to wait because they aren’t on the other side of segregation.
Focusing specifically on the opposition of racial segregation, The Civil Rights movement symbolized the need for change across America. Between the years of 1950 and 1960, events such as; the March on Washington, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, speeches, protests, and sit-ins, directly defined such opposition. Due to such events, two outstanding leaders of their time, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X emerged into the public eye and began to impact the Civil Rights movement. At a turning point of the century, the two men took charge and became icons across the world while resonating significantly with African American minorities. With such in mind, the two men had extreme differences in their morals, ideals, and religions; however, both deemed