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Copy of Martin Luther King Jr. vs. Malcolm X

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Martin Luther King Jr. VS. Malcolm X Martin Luther King Jr. Malcolm X "I have a dream..." "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery. Martin Luther King Jr. was a baptist minister Martin was an advocate for nonviolent protest. He believed that only love could overcome hate. King once said, King believed in compromise by means of nonviolence, Like Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm Little's father was a baptist minister. Malcolm, however, practiced Islam and became a minister in the Islam community. Malcolm X, unlike Martin Luther King Jr., did not see the value in nonviolence. He believed that the time for nonviolence had passed. He was ready for equality "by any means necessary." Malcolm X once said, "...by any means necessary." Malcolm X was ready for racial equality and was determined to achieve it no matter what. King made many famous speeches about integration, brotherhood, and unity. In his famous "I Have a Dream Speech" he said, Malcolm gave ultimatums such as in his speech "The Ballot or the Bullet." He said, "So it's time in 1964 to wake up. And when you see them coming up with that kind of conspiracy, let them know your eyes are open. And let them know you -- something else that's wide open too. It's got to be the ballot or the bullet. The ballot or the bullet. If you're afraid to use an expression like that, you should get on out of the country; you should get back in the cotton patch; you should get back in the alley." Malcolm didn't use his speeches to inspire people but to almost rather frighten them and to give a "reality check" to people. He spoke to remind them that they have a "voice" and demand that they use it. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal.' . . . When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet [small town], from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, 'Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!'" Martin Luther King Jr. during his "I Have a Dream" speech Malcolm X during his "The Ballot or the Bullet" speech Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated by a sniper. His death resulted in weeks of rioting which left thousands injured and nearly 50 people dead. This is a picture of the funeral procession for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Malcolm X was killed by three men with guns. Pictured above is the funeral of Malcolm X Despite their many differences in strategy, both Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X made huge contributions to achieving racial equality. Bibliography "Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes - BrainyQuote." Famous Quotes at BrainyQuote. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 July 2012. <http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/m/martin_luther_king_jr.html>.


Necessary&, any Means. "MLK vs. Malcolm X (similarities/differences) « Life Examinations." Life Examinations. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 July 2012. <http://lifeexaminations.wordpress.com/2011/03/14/mlk-vs-malcolm-x-similaritiesdifferences/>.


necessary.”, any means. "Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X: A Common Solution?: Lesson Plan." Stanford University. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 July 2012. <http://www.stanford.edu/group/King/liberation_curriculum/malcolmx/>.
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