Malcolm X And The Civil Rights Movement

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Malcolm X MLK Paper The Civil Rights Movement, from 1955–1968 refers to the reform movements in the United States; aimed at outlawing racial discrimination against African Americans and restoring suffrage in southern states. This article covers the phase of movement between 1954 and 1968, particularly in the South. By 1966, the emergence of the Black Power Movement, which lasted roughly from 1966 to 1975, enlarged the aims of the Civil Rights Movement to include racial dignity, economic and political self-sufficiency, and freedom from oppression by whites. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X took very different approaches to solving the same problems of racial injustice for African American citizens during these times. Malcolm X believed…show more content…
Malcolm, a daring advocate for the rights of African Americans, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans. Malcolm’s father Earl Little was an out spoken Baptist minister and supporter of Marcus Garvey back to Africa movement. His push for Civil Rights made him and his family a target of death threats forcing them to move. Later along the way Malcolm’s father was killed. This cause Malcolm’s mother to become sick and moved in to a mental institute. Malcolm and his siblings were moved to orphanages’. When Malcolm was in school he said he wanted to become a lawyer but, his teacher told him that Negro’s couldn’t be lawyers. Later in Malcolm’s life, he got arrested for burglary and was imprisoned. While he was imprisoned he was inspired by his brother’s converging in to Islam, Malcolm studied the word of Elijah Muhammad. Malcolm soon became an Islam and started spreading the word of Elijah Muhammad. In one of Malcolm’s famous interviews with Louis Lomax, he used figurative language to get the point across that the black man shouldn’t live the white man which what Malcolm calls “Devils.” In one line Malcolm said “Tell the slave master we will no longer beg for crumbs from his table; let him give us some land of our own so we can go for ourselves.” Malcolm used the line tell the slave master we will no longer beg for crumbs from his table to represent African Americans asking the white man to always support us. Malcolm also used the word “Devil” to say that the white man is evil. Malcolm X resolution for racial injustice for African Americans was to separate the white man from the black man. I believe if Malcolm’s way of solving the problem was more pushed into issue the world wouldn’t be how it is
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