It was not the whites that were the “devil,” but racism was the evil of mankind (“Black Muslim”). Both men were great speakers. Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his famous “I have a dream speech” in Washington. The speech resonated throughout the United States like a pleasant wake up call. Malcolm X with his persuasive charismatic style of deliverance decided to visit Africa to link its blacks with their other black brothers in the United States.
The MIA(Montgomery Improvement Association) was formed with Martin Luther King as president. Leaflets were passed around the black community urging them to stop using the bus services. The effect was immense, with countless buses in Montgomery empty. An MIA meeting of 7000 was held in Holt Street Baptist Church, where it was decided that the boycott would continue. At that meeting Martin Luther King gave an inspiring speech that spread the boycott further among blacks.
King was eventually arrested by Birmingham police officers along with thousands of children. 10. Under President Lyndon B. Johnson the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed. He was originally the Vice President for President John F. Kennedy, but on November 22, 1963, Kennedy was assassinated leaving Johnson in charge. Some provisions in that law is that it protected African Americans against discrimination in voter qualification tests.
After king left college, he decided to become a pastor at a local church. After the Rosa Parks and the bus incident, Martin was selected to be the leader of a boycott that would shock the entire United States. After this boycott, the Montgomery buses were desegregated. Within two years Martin Luther King was arrested and wrote his famous “letter from a Birmingham jail” where he stated that the civil rights movement could not wait any longer. The march on Washington was in August of 1963.
On the 16th of April 1963, a most unusual letter came out of the Birmingham, Alabama (AL) city jail. The penman of this letter was the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who at this point had spent four days behind bars. On Good Friday, King along with Ralph Abernathy was arrested for demonstrating without a permit. The Easter season demonstrations were planned in accordance with Dr. King’s organizational ties with the Alabama Christian Movement of Human Rights. These plans of a nonviolent demonstration were not the initial plans to be thought up, and the demonstrations were met with much more distain from men of the same clerical cloth as King than the conditions that brought about the demonstration.
The Civil Rights Movement in the United States took place from the 1950's-1970's. It was a period of time when many reform movements took place to stop racial discrimination and racism against African Americans. In the United States most Americans think of their civil rights as those rights given to them as written in their Constitution: * freedom of religion, * freedom of speech, * freedom of the press, * the right to due process of law, and * the right to equal protection under the law When talking about the Civil Rights Movement, most Americans will discuss the movement that was started during the 1950's and lasted through the early 1970's, but The American Civil Rights Movement actually began as far back in American
As a nation we have accepted that blacks, like whites, have the same role in society. Parents raise their children to see personality not color, which is what Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. had taken great strides toward in their time. All it took was two men who wanted a brighter future for not only their children but all blacks. Malcolm X started life as an illiterate thief but returned to society as an admired orator in 1967. His story gave many African Americans hope.
Take Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for example, Dr. King played a significant role in the Civil Rights Movement that led to the desegregation of the South. There are some cities and states that refuse to have a street or even a park named after him. According to Schaefer, “Efforts to recognize significant figures in African American history have often been controversial. There are only 650 cities in 41 states that have renamed streets in honor of the late and great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” Oh my dear friend when will we all love and live as one as Dr. King wanted? Another issue my people haven faced for some time is racial profiling and here lately it has been on the hot seat!
Malcolm X preached Black supremacy and Black Nationalism. Propaganda was used all throughout Malcolm X’s fight for Civil Rights during the 1950’s and 1960’s, Propaganda in the form of utilising speeches and having the ability to persuade people through these speeches, With this great ability he was able to gain mass following and become very popular and power full within the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X was a member of the NOI until 1962, when, allegedly, following a fallout with Muslim leader Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X formed his own organization, the black nationalist Organization for Afro-American Unity. He said he had formed the new organization because there were many African American people who were not religiously inclined to accept the Muslim faith, but were interested in active participation in the political, economic and social program of the black nationalists. (BLACK NATIONALISM An all-Negro Nation is one of the principal goals by Gary Allen, 1967)With preaching to his followers of a new way of life by living without the White Americans temptations, these temptations were put in place to get the African Americans to become out of order and become divided with this happening the White Americans would be able to sneak their was in a diminish the want for the
The Civil Rights campaigns We shall overcome The Civil Rights campaign began in the late 1950s and continued into the 1960s. Martin Luther King insisted that all the action taken should be totally non-violent and peaceful. Serious and brutal violence certainly occurred during the campaigns - violence by white racists against the Civil Rights protesters. There were several notable campaigns that occurred during this period: The Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1955. This developed out of an incident where a black woman was arrested for refusing to sit in the 'blacks only' area of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama.