Martin Luther King Vs Malcolm X Analysis

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Avenues to Political and Social Transformation: Dr. Martin Luther King vs. Malcolm X Assignment in
Leadership for Public Policy
Offered By – Mr. Raju Arumugham

By
Anna Salome Dunna
MPP 08/2014

Master of Public Policy
National Law School of India University
Bangalore – 560072
Introduction
Leadership, the most sought after quality these days is an attitude that manifests in our day to day behaviour. The objective of this assignment is to analyse how the attitude of leadership was manifested in the behaviour of two of the world renowned leaders of Civil Rights Movement that discouraged repression and discrimination of African Americans. Both Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. emerged as leaders of the oppressed about the same time
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In fact, during a protest march through Mississippi in 1966, the disillusioned African American used Dr. King’s media charisma to help publicise a new slogan, “Black Power” to announce that they were no longer committed to his key principles of nonviolence and integration since violent chaos seemed to capture the government’s attention more effectively than nonviolence. Yet, no one can come close to his leadership of targeted, orchestrated campaigns that strengthened socio-political strategy of seeking…show more content…
His father was also an active member of the local chapter of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and keen supporter of Black Nationalist leader Marcus Garvey and due to Earl Little’s civil rights activism, the family faced frequent persecution from white supremacist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and the Black Legion. However, the racism the family encountered in East Lansing after they moved out from Omaha proved even greater. Two years later, in 1931, Earl Little’s dead body was discovered and although he was very likely murdered by white supremacists, the police ruled his death a suicide. Thereby, the large life insurance policy Earl had purchased in order to provide for his family in the event of his death was voided. Malcolm’s mother never recovered from the shock and grief and was committed to a mental institution. Therefore, Malcolm had to leave home to live with family

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