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Malcom X VS. Martin Luther KIng Jr.

What made Malcom X so voilent in his speech about black rights? What made Martin Luther King Jr. to make peace between blacks and whites? A lot of things changed the way they think, their childhood, religion, later life, education, occupation,etc.

Deikyn Moore

on 14 November 2014

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Transcript of Malcom X VS. Martin Luther KIng Jr.

Malcolm X


Martin Luther King Jr.

~~~~~~Education & Occupation~~~~
Malcolm X
"He graduated from junior high at the top of his class. However, when a favorite teacher told Malcolm his dream of becoming a lawyer was 'no realistic goal for a nigger,' Malcolm lost interest in school."

Civil rights activist
Childhood & Religion
Martin Luther
King Jr.
"He skipped both the ninth and eleventh grades, and entered Morehouse College in Atlanta at age 15, in 1944.
"He was a popular student, especially with his female classmates,
"but an unmotivated student who floated though his first two years."

Civil Rights Activist
Later Life
Malcolm X
In 1964 he received
the Nobel Peace Prize,
becoming the youngest
to receive the award.
He was assassinated
on the evening of April 4,
1968 in Memphis, Tennessee

Malcolm X
Malcolm X was born may 19,1925.
He had a hard life when he was growing up .
Malcolm s house burned down followed by his father being murdered .
His Father Was murdered by the KKK(Klu Klux Klan)
His mother had a break down and his family was split up.
He was raised in Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
Malcolm X was a christian but soon converted over to Islam from the influence from other jail inmates.
He adopted his muslim name when converted to the "Black Muslim" movement.
Similarities and Differences
Martin Luther
King Jr.
Born Tuesday January 15,1929, Martin Luther king Jr. was the second child.
He had one sister named Christine and one brother named Alfred Daniel.
Martin was a christian .
He was a baptists minster.
His family began to attend the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. From 1914 to 1931.
He acted as a co-pastor.



Not at Home!
Civil Rights
Both wanted equal rights for blacks and whites.
Both Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. were established ministers.
Equal or Not?
Malcolm and Martin both wanted right but Martin wanted equal rights but Malcolm wanted only rights to be for the blacks.
Peace or War?
While both Martin and Malcolm gave famous speeches Malcolm X's was about war between the blacks and whites, but Martin Luther King Jr. wanted peace and no war.
Martin Luther King Jr. was very educated whereas Malcolm X. was not as educated.
Malcolm X thought it was best if they were separate and self-governing. He called his philosophy “Black Nationalism.”

Political philosophy, where “the black man should control the politics of his own community.”
Economic philosophy, where “the black man should have a hand in controlling the economy of the so-called negro community.”
Social philosophy, where “instead of the black man trying to force himself into the society of the white man, we should be trying to eliminate from our own society the ills and the defects and make ourselves likeable and sociable among our own kind.”
Malcolm X
His beliefs were that people should not be judged on what they looked like but what they were like. He was strongly against racism and as a black man, protested against racism.
Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people.
The Beloved Community is the framework for the future.
Attack forces of evil, not persons doing evil.
Accept suffering without retaliation for the sake of the cause to achieve the goal.
Avoid internal violence of the spirit as well as external physical violence.
The universe is on the side of justice.
Martin Luther
King Jr.
Although both Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. both love their families they both were away from home a lot.
He considered "Little" a slave name and chose the "X" to signify his lost tribal name.
Fast Fact!
Martin Luther King, Jr. was born Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin.
Websites used
In 1964 Malcolm left the Nation of Islam organization, because the leader was having many affairs.
He started to spread peace & unity.
He was assassinated in Manhattan's Audubon Ballroom on February 21, 1965 while he was attending a speaking engagement
Malcolm X.
Martin spoke for pace between every race.
When Martin spoke he changed many people's outlooks on blacks, whites, and many other races.
When Martin spoke he went off of the speech he had written and started speaking from his heart.
Martin's speech moved many more people than Malcolm did in his speech.
Malcolm spoke for "Bloodshed" to occur between the whites and blacks.
When Malcolm spoke he changed the moods of the crowd to angry.
He criticized the white folks about how they would fight for no reason but he thought that they were afraid to fight Negroes. Like in his speech: "You're afraid to bleed!"
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