He preached for complete segregation, which Malcolm X coined and popularized the term separation, and in attempts to form a black society. Joining the Nation of Islam gave him the means to preach to African Americans who believed they did not have any other choices in fighting discrimination. Malcolm X was considered a radical due to his methods with the NOI, since violence was not out of the question. This contradicts Martin Luther 's view of multiracial, nonviolent approach. Malcolm X, at the beginning of his ministering, called for racial independence with criticisms of mainstream civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. who cooperated with the popular opinion of the time that was held by the majority of the population, that being white.
Another event that changed civil rights is that they kept African Americans from illegal drugs. To repeat, the NAACP wanted to make America for real Americans: and make sure that lynching and segregation were not part of it. (naacp.org) Members helped to organize events for racial discrimination and helped the United States to realize they needed to pass a bill to end segregation. For the most part, the NAACP has worked hard to change civil rights and how people were being
The March marked King as one of the head people in the civil rights movement. Martin Luther King Jr. wanted all the races to come together so there would be a stop to hatred and violence. Martin Luther King Jr.’s views helped create other activist groups that fought against more direct challenges and used nonviolent ways of protest. These groups helped from many civil rights laws. Malcolm X had a different perspective than MLK.
Malcolm X was similar to King in them both wanting equality. However, X believe that complete separation of the black and white communities would bring about equality for all. In X’s speech, “The Ballot or the Bullet” he encourages people that the black nationalist should take a stand for their own people. He is a bit extreme when he calls out white people and their behaviors towards people outside of their race.
Introduction: Malcom X urges the Negro community to fight to gain the equal rights they deserve by taking action against their white oppressors. He emphasizes that blacks will gain their rights either thorough voting, with the ballot, or else through the inevitable violence with the bullet. Thesis [part a] Like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., also fighting for the civil rights of black Americans in the 1960s, but in a more peaceful manner, Malcom X takes a different approach. Thesis [part b] What arguments does Malcolm X make in favor of violent action to reclaim African American rights? Malcom X argues that Black ballots were being wasted.
He also thought that blacks had to show whites how valuable they were and to this end their literature had to be filled only with great African American characters, not simple and truthful black peasants. In his 1901 autobiography, “Up from slavery”, he narrates his personal experiences and the obstacles he overcame in his life going from being a slave to the position of schoolmaster. To some, by explaining how he succeeded in getting an education and learning manners, Washington tried to convince African Americans to conform to the white world; to others, he did exactly what needed to be done: prioritize the necessity of self-help among African Americans. However, his approach was deeply criticized by one of his disciples, W.E.B. Du Bois.
Post-racial America is a myth. The colorblind/post-racial theory that race no longer matters in America’s society and that the rights and racial order (mainly whites-blacks) of America in post-Civil Rights era just falls short of the truth. Up until 1964, the Jim Crow laws were state and local laws implementing racial segregation in Southern America. Both whites and African-Americans lived under the “separate but equal” status for black citizens and racism was the norm. July 2nd, 1964 brought the end of Jim Crow laws and introduced the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which became a landmark in America’s history by enforcing the civil rights of all citizens and outlawing discrimination based on one’s race, religion, sex, or color.
and Malcolm X use within their pieces correlate and influence their choice of words. In order for Malcolm X’s tone to correlate with his wording, he continuously uses words such as ‘our’ and ‘we’ that pertain to his audience: African Americans. Malcolm X speaks to the entirety of the 22 million Afro-Americans as he refers to the white man as “our enemy” (Malcolm X, 304). Likewise, King uses the same possessive pronouns within his piece, but instead of using these pronouns to rally his brethren, he uses them to portray the black community as an united whole. Each inclusive pronoun used within both of their letters, unifies the black community for different purposes.
will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.” (“Martin”) He not only wanted the African Americans to keep faith that their dreams of freedom and equality were within reach, but he also hoped he could get the caucasians on an emotional level and help them understand that what was happening was unfair to the black citizens of America. As King spoke, he used Pathos. In the speech he went on an emotional level, one by using the famous verse “My country ‘tis of thee,”(“Martin”), which stirred the negro spiritual, and he also reached an emotional level stating his dreams for America’s future starting each of his and many other person's goals with “I have a dream…” (“Martin”). He spoke up and said what the African Americans were thinking.
Page 4 of 5 Graded AssignmentResearch Paper Final Draft(200 points)A Closer Look at Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. was not only an important person in getting equal rights to black African-Americans, but also an important person in the beginning of America’s Civil Rights Movement.Martin Luther King Jr.’s idea of nonviolent, civil-disobedience is still used today by protesters to achieve their goal. The notorious Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929 as Michael Luther King Jr., which was later changed to Martin. Martin was the second child of Michael Luther King Sr., who was a pastor, and Alberta Williams King, who was a former school teacher. Martin Jr. grew up in the city’s Sweet
The first reason why black americans needed Martin Luther King Jr. over Malcolm X was MLK’s view on segregation. He believed that in order to end the stigma of black americans, white men and black men must work together. “With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, or to go to jail together.” (Doc B) MLK believed that if black people and white people continued to be segregated, they would never be
In order to preserve black solidarity, there should be a precise identification of group members, loyalty and common goals and values. Throughout the Civil Rights Movement, there were common goals and values between African American organizations like integration, advancement opportunities rights to full citizenship. Examples of black solidarity during the Civil Rights Movement were the March on Washington in 1963, and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which helped to produce civil liberties. In the film “Making a way out of no way” African American leader, Booker T. Washington, argued that slaves should unite with each other and whites to obtain an education to enhance the conditions of the South. In President Obama’s speech “ A More Perfect Union,” he states, “we can move beyond some of our old racial wounds, and that in fact we have no choice if we are to continue on the path of a more perfect union,” to emphasize the importance of unity in the American society.
Foner discuss the how African American work to establish things for themselves, like churches and social gatherings. Foner talks about the hostile white Americans showed against African Americans as they begin to work for self improvement. This source also talks about the end of the Reconstruction Era and the belief some Americans had that the disagreement between whites and blacks would eventually “ work themselves
Martin Luther King’s Fight for Equality During the course of the U.S’ history, race inequality has always been a problem that concerns different people among the society. There have been many attempts to end segregation in southern states, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered as one of the most important Civil Rights’ activist. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist Minister and a non-violent activist that was born in Atlanta, GA in 1929. During his lifetime, he aimed to promote desegregation in southern states, and fight for equality over African Americans. The important role that Dr. King played promoting non-violent protests in order abolish segregation in southern states, is very notable nowadays in Southern states, especially
became a civil right activist his goal was to stop the discrimination against blacks. All Martin wanted was to experience the freedom and liberty the fellow white men would get from the country that claim everyone was made equal. Martin was criticized by almost the whole country. Martin was chasing a myth that back in his time seem almost impossible to reach. However Martin decided that was his dream, his mission, his myth he was determine to get all blacks treated the same as their fellow whites.