Similarities Between Martin Luther King Jr And Malcolm X

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Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X., were two men that had a great influence on the Civil Rights Movement during the 1950’s and 1960’s. These men had very different beliefs on how better to serve our black community. Both of these men decided to make an incredible speech to persuade citizens of all races the civil rights of each individual. They wanted to change the minds of people, to see racism as a new perspective. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of these men. He, himself, got treated poorly everywhere he went. King tried to think of ways to change the world of how it was. He gave reasons how the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by a great American five score years ago. King states in his speech “This momentous decree came as a great …show more content…

speech is very touching as well. His speech is called “The Chickens Come Home to Roost.” He called this speech for a reason. The reason is that he gave a response in his speech. The question that he answered was concerned to the late President John F. Kennedy. In his answer that President Kennedy’s death was a case of “the chickens coming home to roost.” This referred to the violence that Kennedy had failed to stop, came back to him. His answer resulted in Elijah Muhammad silencing Malcolm X. When Malcolm X went over to the Nation of Islam, it was to see the world in different ways. While he was over there, it change his mind about the viewpoints of violence in the Civil Rights …show more content…

because he was more interested in the Civil Rights Movement and wanting to change our country for the better. He had more pride and want in his speech to persuade the people listening to him. King says “But there is something that I must say to my people, who stand on the worn threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. ”, he is was demanding them to let's open up with ourselves and take in the fact that we are all the same and not to judge people by the color of our skin. King touched many lives especially fathers and mothers that day compared to Malcolm X's. speech. I believe in the situation when King said “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”, he was wanting to change the minds of parents to realize that they would not want their children to grow up living in this kind of environment and put an emotional touch on

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