They wanted the oppression of African-Americans to stop. They wanted freedom for their people. Though they had differences, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. understood each other. They understood that each person is entitled to their own opinions and philosophies. Both men were majorly influential during the Civil Rights era and overcame their differences because they had a common goal.
People consider him as one of the greatest political and spiritual leaders who struggled for black people and Muslims. Also, he had contributed to the spread of Islam in the society of the black people in United States. After his trace, radical black activists in the late 1960s, they had followed the movements on his teachings and speeches. For instance, the Black Power movement, the Black Arts Movement, and the widespread adoption of the slogan “Black is beautiful” are all rooted to the consciousness of Malcolm X. Like his revolutionary ideas, it had challenged civil right activists to overcome the oppressions in all
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.
He applies to the emotion of his audience, rousing them to anger, at the same time strikes fear into the hearts of his white listeners. Malcolm X emphasizes specific words to make the audience feel that the government has failed. He also uses unfortunate facts to produce a sense of urgency from his audience for example, “ You have 22 million Afro-American who choices are being bound, whose little girls are being murdered, who leader are being shot down in broad daylight.” Malcolm X uses ethos in his speech by introducing himself and he builds credibility by comparing himself to other activists such as, Adam Clayton Powell and Dr. Martin Luther King, who was also a minister and political leaders during the civil rights movement. He related to the audience “we all have the same problem. They don’t hang you because you’re a Baptist; They hang you ‘cause you’re black.
The person who said, “ You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has freedom.” That was Malcolm-X, a man who was an icon to the world. Malcolm-X was a very influential role in Civil Rights movement. His ideas and speeches led to independence for african americans in the late sixties and early seventies. Malcolm was a true advocate, fighting for the rights of blacks and helped many people see what the true meaning of equality. A great deal happen before his assassination like his early life and how he became a big figure for african americans.
The goals of the movement were the goals that both King and X aimed to achieve in their campaign for equal rights. Throughout the movement, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr, used very different methods during the Civil Rights Movement due to their childhood experiences, religious practices, and their ideologies of how to run their campaigns, which ultimately led to Malcolm X being less influential during the movement than Martin Luther King Jr. In the beginning, King and X grew up in very different situations in the 1920’s and went through many life changing events that made them who they were. King grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and was the son of a Baptist preacher. During his childhood he grew up in a very comfortable middle-class family however, at the age of 12, his grandmother died.
King believed that everyone should work together, while Malcolm X still thought that Blacks and Whites should be segregated. Quoted in George Breitman, “The Last Years of Malcolm X: Evolution of a Revolutionary”, Malcolm X says “…(W)e have to learn how to how to own and operate the businesses of our community and develop them into some type of industry…” By this, he implied that African American communities should be separated from White communities. However, this leads to further separation rather than eliminating discrimination. King’s belief was that all men are equal and should not be judged based on the color of their skin; therefore, the separation of Black and White communities should not exist. King’s strategy was preferred in eradicating racism because with everyone being in the same community, everyone will be able to work together without prejudice
He believes that education is essential if the black community wants to fight against the injustice and take a stand for equality of their civil liberties. His assumption that he is speaking to a group comprised of under-educated black Americans is what allows Malcolm X to inspire this audience to go against the white community and fight for equality. This is still relevant today as showcased by members of the Black Lives Matter movement who are still fighting for justice and equality for black Americans and are protesting for an end to discrimination and racism as more and more unarmed black Americans are being shot and killed by the police all around the United
Malcolm X, armed with radicalized speeches, dove right into communities to empower hundreds of thousands of black Americans to create better lives and stronger communities. He preached resistance and self-awareness of the nature of the Black man’s state in America. The polarizing ideologies of the two leaders
While King had focused on loving our enemies, Malcolm X called us back to ourselves, acknowledging that taking care of blackness was our central responsibility. Even though King talked about the importance of black self-love, he talked more about loving our