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.
The most important decision of a leader is the style of leading they decide to use when inspiring others, or providing a vision for the future. By looking at the past, it is proven that some leadership styles are guaranteed to be more effective than others. The leadership style of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X during the Civil Rights provides significant evidence of how different styles of leading can turn out to be a major success or defeat. Malcolm X’s leadership style included using violence to protest against violence and unequal rights, as well as supporting the segregation of African Americans and the whites. Martin Luther King’s style included nonviolent marches and protests against violence, and peacefully fighting for integrating
Martin Luther King Jr. realized this, and preached a change that the African Americans have would force only through nonviolence. Martin Luther King’s philosophy made more sense for America in the 1960s because it pushed America forward, it stopped bloodshed through nonviolence, and it helped make everyone more equal and together by showing them the errors of their ways. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X seemed to have a respect among one another, though their philosophies were quite different from each other. Malcolm X made it clear that he believed that the African Americans and the White people should remain separate but should be considered equal to each other. He told white people “work in conjunction with us-each of us working among our own kind.” Martin Luther King Jr., on the other hand, preached equality and desegregation.
Unlike Rodriguez, Douglass would have been seen as a danger because educated slaves could bring on a revolution and would be seen as an abolitionist with crazy ideas. However, Rodriguez believed that one should immerse oneself into the American way of life which included giving up one's cultural identity for a new and better one. In contrast Frederick Douglass did not want to give up his rich cultural heritage because he understood that without it people would forget the horrors committed to them in the white man’s world. Frederick was an advocate of his heritage and taught others to read and write so he could inform them. Douglass wanted other African Americans to see the world without the fuzzy restriction of old world ideas.
King was a supporter of peaceful protests. He was taught ever since he was a boy that violence is not the answer and can only make things worse than they already are. However, not often did they get treated peacefully back. King and his followers faced a lot of violence from the police, but never once fought back. They stood up for what they believed in.
However, what those who oppose Black Lives Matter fail to recognize is that the movement was created to elevate the status of the black community in society, not bring down everyone else that is not black. Reverberating the speeches of Martin Luther King Jr. of the Civil Rights movement, Black Lives Matter calls for further equity, attempting to deconstruct institutional racism in America. The revival of movements for black empowerment has brought back a civil unrest to the public that needs answers. The presence of racism never left America, it hid in the shadows and stayed silent for decades. For these reasons, in order to fully stop racism in America, the public must be ready to awaken itself to a reality of negligence.
He knew that wasn’t right and there needed to be a change.He declared that the military would enforce their freedom, and received ex slaves into the U.S. military. When signing the Proclamation, Lincoln affirmed that he had never felt “more certain that I was doing right.” Lincoln had courage to do this because half the country didn’t want free their slaves they wanted to keep them but Abraham didn’t care so he still went ahead with what he thought was right. I can relate to this because i also speak up to what i think is right. If something is wrong i will take action. I have the ability to act on my beliefs despite the danger or others
Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most influential leaders of his time and played a crucial role in the African-American Civil Rights movement. Luther was a charismatic leader who took a firm stand against the oppressive and racist regime of the United States (US), devoting much of his life towards uniting the segregated African-American community of the US. His efforts to consolidate and harmonise the US into one country for all is reflected in many of his writings and speeches spanning his career. As a leader of his people, King took the stand to take radical measures to overcome the false promises of the sovereign government that had been addressing the issues of racial segregation through unimplemented transparent laws that did nothing to change the grim realities of the society. Hence, King’s works always had the recurring theme of the unity and strength of combined willpower.
Kaepernick 's "statement" was based on the assumption that his standing for our nation 's flag is equivalent to him supporting the oppression of people of color that America is struggling with, equivalent to validation of problematic instances that contribute to greater problems the country is in the process of working through. Kaepernick kneeled as a plea for humanity. He thought that human beings of a different race should be given the same respect, compassion, and fair treatment as other human beings. He wanted police officers to not profile or kill minorities in a disproportionate fashion. He asked this because he loves the U.S. and knows that love isn’t pretending that what you love is perfect, but shows itself in wanting the object of your love to be the best version of itself.
MLK thought that if there is no violence, then people will approach an issue and solve it right away without being aggressive. If he was still alive today, Martin Luther King Jr. would most likely teach the world about nonviolence and a peaceful community. He would teach people to stand up for their beliefs without any arguments or protests. Overall, Martin Luther King Jr. believed that nonviolence was the key to helping a community in meeting and solving an issue without someone getting