Martin Luther King Vs Malcolm X Dbq Essay

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Both Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr were civil right leaders who were well respected for their ideas. However, they had differences that would impact the success of their initiatives. Malcolm X had superior solutions for a strong centralized black community and a stable black economy, while King’s ideas made more sense in terms of his nonviolent philosophy and push for an integrated education system. Whiles Martin Luther King, Jr’s idea about blacks and whites together would work in a perfect society,America was far from a perfect society in the 1960s. Malcolm X’s idea about working in two groups, a group of blacks and a group of whites, would lead to less violence and would work better in America in the 60s.In document B , I Have a Dream Speech by Martin Luther King, Jr, He says “With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.” Which at that time was very unrealistic for americans. This thinking caused a lot of violence because people believed that whites were better than blacks, which means that people will fight to keep things as they are so things don't change for them. While in contrast Malcolm X said I doc. C, autobiography of malcolm X, “Work…show more content…
F, King’s “Nonviolence : The only Road to Freedom.” King said “Along with the march as a weapon for change in our nonviolent arsenal must be listed the boycott” While boycotting can be a very effective weapon because to paraphrase king “if you want to hurt a man hit him in his wallet”. King’s idea about boycotting would work ,but it would only affect one aspect of their life. Malcolm X’s idea not only would work, but it would also change their economy for the better by bring more jobs and money into their
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