King lived in a world where people were not treated the same based on their skin color. King knew the African-American community was being unfairly discriminated against and knew he had to impact a change. He was definitely not the only person trying to bring a change onto the African-American lifestyle and freedom, but he went about his ways differently than many other activists. Martin Luther King Jr. was firmly against unnecessary violence, preferring to make his impact with words instead. He was smart enough to realize that resorting to violence during the fight for freedom was only going to cause more problems.
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X: A Common Solution? Austin Ruiz 3rd 03/27/12 The 1960’s marked the height of the Black Power Movement as well as the Civil Rights Movement. The two biggest, and most well known, leaders who fought for African-American rights were Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. Although they sought a common goal, these two men had different ideas on methods to attain that goal. In the following you will discover the differences and similarities between these two influential men.
Religious ideas - 1964: founding the organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU)  Malcolm wanted to turn his ideas into reality; Nation of Islam was only a passive religious community for him - 1964: he left the Nation of Islam because of the constant treat and the different views of the members and himself - On February 21th, 1965 Malcolm X was killed by a few black men (during holding a speech). Until today the murderers’ reason and origin is unknown. But probably the men were connected/linked with the Nation of Islam. Quotations of the interview with the PLAYBOY on May 1963 with the journalist Alex Haley: - “Christ wasn’t white. Christ was a black man.” - “Mr Muhammad teaches us to be for what’s really practical – and that’s separation.
who was born and died January 15, 1929- April 4, 1968. In 1955 Martin Luther King Jr. accepted the leadership of the first great Nero Macon Pg. 4 Nonviolent demonstration of contemporary times in the United States. Martin Luther King Jr. lead a boycott that lasted 382 days and on December 21, 1956 the Supreme Court of United States had declared unconstitutional the law requiring segregation on buses, Negroes and whites rode the buses as equals. Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested during the boycott, his home was bombed and he was subjected to personal abuse.
DuBois, describing the ideas of B.T.Washington, doesn’t see the reality, because he believes that the problem of accepting African Americans by the society is a problem of the whole nation, and that the whole nation should make an effort for equality. His main idea is that accepting African Americans in the socity as citizens with civil rights is a business of both sides: those who accept and those who are being accepted: “On the whole the distinct impression left by Mr Washington’s propaganda is that his future depends on his own efforts“. W.E.B. DuBois critisizes Washington, but he doesn’t count the fact that not all the social groups can realize that African Americans are not submitted anymore and that they have full civil rights now. While Mr Washington tells thst the success of African Americans depends on their own efforts, W.E.B.
During this period from 1950- to early 1970s different reform movements took place to stop racial discrimination and racism against African Americans. This article describes the different ideas Martin Luther King Jr had to help Africans obtain justice without any violence. He proposed three different alternatives to violence. First, he states “this is not a method for cowards, it does resist.” The way King wanted to obtain equality was very passive and nonaggressive; he never wanted to be physically aggressive to his opponent. Moreover, on his second point, “nonviolence resistance does not seek to defeat or humiliate the opponent, but to win friendship and understanding.” King thought that if there were no offenses or put downs to the enemy everything was to flow better between blacks and whites.
Human rights are your God-given rights. Human rights are the rights that are recognized by all nations of this earth." He was one of the most fascinating and charming men that I have ever learned about. His courage was demonstrated to me when he took a bold stand for "black America", but even more so after returning from his pilgrimage to Mecca in 1964. He people to take a stand for human rights and civil rights would fall into place.
Death On April 4th 1968 Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated by a rifle bullet to his neck while standing on the balcony of a hotel with the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Ralph Abernathy. The previous day he had delivered his “I’ve been to the Mountaintop” speech. “I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you.
Martin Luther King's approach and that of Malcolm X's (Jones 2006). King advocated integration and love, he believed and expressed that all men are brothers and we should love each other and embrace our differences as well as our similarities as fruitful gifts from God (Jones 2006). Malcolm X, however, came from a different angle claiming that African Americans need to stick together and be strong (Tyner 2004); he was incredibly courageous and advocated human rights, perhaps most importantly, however, he advocated African American rights (Tyner 2004). Many labeled him racist and black supremacist. Malcolm expressed another feeling and angle that was not uncommon in the African American community during this time, frustration, anger, and fear (Tyner 2004).
Malcolm and Betty X had six daughters, two of which were born after Malcolm was assassinated. Malcolm was working on a book when he was assassinated in New York in 1965 by gunmen who were rivals of his in the Nation of Islam (Malcolm X). Conclusion We have looked at the lives of both Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X and seen the challenges and progress they both made. These two men helped pave the way for