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Martin Luther King Jr And Malcolm X Compare And Contrasts
Transcript of Martin Luther King Jr And Malcolm X Compare And Contrasts
The two men's messages came across in a different way. Malcolm X was willing to do whatever was needed to get equality. While as MLK Jr wanted peaceful protest, but even though they both had different ways of achieving there goals, they still were fighting for the same thing. As you can see, Malcolm X and MLK Jr had there differences, but in the end, they both had a dream.
They both had the same message of injustice, and fair treatment, but the message and result they intended were far different.
MLK Jr.'s speech was powerful yet didn't show anything about violence
Malcolm X's speech shamed his audience in a way that made them want to fight for their right.
Malcolm X's tone and mood seemed more aggressive and powerful in a forceful way. For example,
"then it is right for you and me to do whatever is necessary to defend our own people right here in this country".
Martin Luther King Jr.'s tone and mood seemed more inspirational. MLK Jr was against violence and wanted a peaceful protest.
"let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred".
Martin Luther King Jr.
Malcolm X came from a home where
he got little schooling and rose to
greatness on his own intelligence and
determination. His house was burned down by the Klu Klux Klan (KKK) and that
resulted in the murder of his father
his mother later had a nervous breakdown and the
Martin Luther King Jr
Martin Luther King Jr grew
up in a middle classed
family where education
was stressed. Their family
name was well established
in Atlanta despite segregation
kings parents ensured that
their child was safe and happy.
and the family was split up. He was haunted by this early nightmare for most of his life. He was driven by hatred and desire for revenge.
Malcolm X attended West Junior High School, where he was the school's only black student. He excelled academically and was well liked by his classmates, who elected him class president, but later on he said that he felt that his classmates treated him more like a class pet than a human being.
Martin Luther King Jr attended David T. Howard Elementary School in Atlanta at the age of 5 years old. MLK Jr. never really finished high school, he was so intelligent that he skipped his first and last year at Booker T. Washington High School and went directly into college. King graduated from Morehouse College in 1948 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology.
Occupation & Religion
MLK was a minister of religion, an speaker/author and a Civil rights activist. MLK became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957 and became its first president. MLK was a baptist.
Malcolm X was a Human Rights Activists, a speaker/author and a African American Muslim Minister. To his admirers he was a courageous advocate for the rights of blacks, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans. Malcolm X was a Sunni Islam.
MLK Jr and Malcolm x beliefs
Malcolm X and MLK Jr. were both assassinated, but what about the other parts of their later lives?
Martin Luther King Jr had
different beliefs than
Malcolm X. MLK didn't believe
in violence to have equality
and believed that all races could
share all of the exact same thing.
King's interest in a strike of black sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee in the spring of 1968 reflected his growing concern with economic issues. The workers wanted pay equal to that of whites. Taking time out from planning sessions for the Poor People's March, King flew to Memphis on 28 March to participate in a rally of 6000 people. The presence of Black Panthers in the crowd, however, and the violence they initiated, led King to remove himself and his supporters from the march that day.
Intelligent and articulate, Malcolm was appointed as a minister and national spokesman for the Nation of Islam. Elijah Muhammad also charged him with establishing new mosques in cities such as Detroit, Michigan and Harlem, New York. Malcolm utilized newspaper columns, as well as radio and television to communicate the NOI's message across the United States. His charisma, drive and conviction attracted an astounding number of new members. Malcolm was largely credited with increasing membership in the NOI from 500 in 1952 to 30,000 in 196
Malcolm x believe that black people and white people should not be together at all and said that blood must be shed to get what you want. Malcolm X believed that they should do whatever is necessary to achieve equality for African Americans.