Malcolm X 's approach towards racial equality was always "by any means necessary", meaning he promoted followers of the Islam religion to defend themselves and do what they had to do. Malcolm X believed African-Americans didn 't need to fight for civil rights in a country where they were only brought to as slaves. He wanted them to embrace their roots and isolate themselves. The main conflict between Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X was violence or nonviolence. Malcolm X 's violent approach towards equality came from his childhood and Islamic religion.
with protest, organizing, and together (unity) will bring about social change and justice. The two (2) speeches of Malcolm X and Savio were delivered to different types of audiences and both speeches dissimilar in pretexts and meaning. Malcolm X articulated how essential it was for African Americans to demand a resolve for the racial and discriminatory laws and social injustices in America. Government and its operatives were malevolence in its intent and obligations: they must exit to uphold racism and unfair practices. The political system has taken advantage of the electoral process of African Americans, and it was time that blacks demand alterations and results from the democratic process, especially the Democratic Political Party.
Tyra Bruner Professor Gina Crawford English 101 11 March 2018 Malcolm X African Americans have come a long way to gain freedom and civil rights. Because of this, movements have taken place peacefully throughout history to obtain these opportunities. Prominent figures in society have fought for minorities to be free, represented, and understood. Although these privileges are now apparent in the world, for most, they are still presented with trials and tribulations that ultimately prohibit them from prospering in the same way as their counterparts. Malcolm X, an African American activist, and minister helped shaped the Civil Rights era by continuing his education to become an advocate for black rights, introducing his philosophies
“Malcolm X began to study the the teachings of Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad.” When he started studying about the Nation of Islam, it turned his whole life around when he was in prison. When he became a member of the NOI (Nation of Islam), he started preaching and spreading his message around the world which made people in the NOI start following him. Another example is when Malcolm X’s house burned down in 1929 and his father was found dead. In the article, Happy Birthday Malcolm X, Civil Rights Activist, “His mother suffered a breakdown and was put in a hospital, so Malcolm, his brothers, and sisters all went to foster homes and orphanages.” When his house burned down, he realized that white people
The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950’s and 60’s is regarded as one of the most remarkable social revolutions in modern history. It is the reason Americans can attend school or go to work with people of color, and why no race is given priority over another. But before this social reform, people of color (POCs) and most prominently African Americans were subjected to segregation; a flawed system in which the races were “separate but equal”. Through organizations like the NAACP or the SCLC and individuals like Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) and Malcolm X, relative equality was achieved for Africans Americans and all POC’s. Both civil rights leaders Dr. King and Malcolm X held a synonymous belief: black empowerment, but adhered to philosophies that
Malcolm X: This man’s name is a shot at the beliefs of the typical white man of his own era. The "X" symbolizes "the rejection of slave-names' and the absence of an inherited African name to take its place." Likewise, in his speech "The Ballot or the Bullet", Malcolm X harshly criticizes the behavior of the white populace, having no intention to appeal to the ideals of the white community oppressing his people; his method of attack toward the issue of civil rights is in absolute defiance of the strategies used by other civil rights activists of his era, such as Martin Luther King, Jr. King, in his “Letter From A Birmingham Jail” attempts to protect the behavior of his organization while also trying to call upon the community of both the black
He made the point that African-Americans were treated as second class citizens that they were denied the constitutional rights that African- American deserved. Malcolm X also
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.
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
The Black Panthers were a Black Power group that wanted equality for everyone. The Black Panther Party for Self Defense helped shape the Civil Rights movement immensely. Who they were, what their core beliefs were, and how they shaped the Civil Rights movement, and America today will be covered. The Black Panthers were originally started by Bobby Seale and Huey Newton. “Huey Newton and Bobby Seale.