With the “black power” slogan appealing to blacks across the country and symbols for black power were showing themselves more each day (the raised fist above the head) the strength of the movement was growing. Even though whites were afraid of Carmichael, he felt as if people did not understand his views, so he helped write a book explaining them titled Black Power: The Politics of Liberation in America. As its chairman, Carmichael continued to help support and organize the group, helping it to grow nationwide, but as the Civil Rights Movement
His sacrifice to speak out against his entire race oppressor cost him his life. His militant leadership caused a huge uproar and threat to “white America.” Change began to develop because people like Malcolm X began to stand up for rights they were entitled to. He used his knowledge to intellectually argue the unjust society in America. He learned how to frame a debate so he could be sure he would win and ultimately cause his opponent to contradict themselves. Most importantly Malcolm X advocated education to his people in every speech, debate and interview, because his entire purpose was to create “black nationalism” and the only way that could ever happen was if his people were educated and not just diploma educated but educated with the understanding of what was taught.
Frederick Douglass was aggressive leader in fighting for the rights and freedom of black slave through education, peaceful resistance and actual war against the confederate south. Martin Luther King Jr leadership differed from Frederick Douglass because he was only encouraging peaceful resistance to his follow blacks against the raciest whites. Martin Luther King Jr was raised as a Southern Baptist heavily
During the time of the Civil Rights Movement African Anericans all over the United States were fighting for the equality they believed they deserved. However, there is one man who fought for complete separation of blacks from whites. Malcolm X, a member of the Nation of Islam; more commonly known as the Black Muslims, fought for black nationalism. The black muslims believed that African Americans should separate themselves from whites and form their own self-governing communities. Malcolm X's value to the Civil Rights Movement was positive because he influenced African Americans to take pride in their own culture and to believe in their oability to make their own way in the world.
As a consequence he had become a dedicated internationalist, opposed to American imperialism (The policy of extending Americans authority by territorial acquisition and/or by the establishment of its economic and political hegemony over other nations) and favoring the unity of all oppressed and exploited people across national boundaries. Moreover with his return to America he had become involved in the global struggles of all the blacks and had demanded black Americans to turn to the United Nations to have their civil rights back. In June 1964 the Organization of Afro-American Unity was formed: a non-religious group among Afro-Americans and Africans that promoted Black Nationalism worldwide (a sort of Pan-Africanism). He stated: “I am glad that I’ve been the first to establish official ties between Afro-Americans and our blood brothers in Africa”. His emergence as an independent, revolutionary leader of the black mass movement made Malcolm the object of death threats from a number of forces--notably the Nation of Islam leadership and white supremacists--as well as harassment and infiltration of his organizations by local police and federal intelligence bodies.
Malcolm X has been considered one of the most influential leaders in African American history. He was one of the most active advocates for black rights and rejected the mainstream ideas of civil rights leader such as Martin Luther King Jr. (Rollyson “Malcolm X”). Through speeches such as Message to Grassroots, Malcolm X uses the “house negro” and the “field negro” as a metaphor for the difference between the movement towards integration advocated by Martin Luther King and the Nation if Islam’s movement towards separation. He calls for unified opposition to stand up and fight against the white man. Malcolm X conveys in this speech the anger and fear that lived in the hearts of most African American at the time.
Two Notable Leaders If you could hear two speeches, one from Martin Luther King Jr. and one from Malcolm X, you would be able to distinguish the two instantly. One would have more passive tone with a strong message and the other would be have an aggressive tone and promoted black supremacy. In the 1960’s during the Civil rights movement, there were two notable civil rights leaders who fought for the same thing. Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. were two iconic figures who both made an impact during the Civil Rights Movement. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X grew up in totally different environments.
Another propaganda the US Government used was the idea they were fighting for freedom and human rights, yet the black soldiers fighting were not completely free and were having their own human rights abused back in America. As well as the fact the fact that despite the US welcomed the extra soldiers but still treated them unequally sparked something amongst the black community. And so began the Double V Campaign. It stood for Victory Abroad, Victory at Home. It meant they wanted Victory against Nazi Germany and the Axis, and Victory for Civil Rights.
Assess the significance of individuals in the progression to equality from 1887 to 1980 A conventional view of the civil rights movement suggests Martin Luther King was a defining figure in the progress made when racial discrimination and intolerance were a regular occurrence in America. This particular traditionalist view is supported by historians such as Kenneth L. Smith and Ira G. Zepp, Jr; they believe King was incredibly significant to Black Civil Rights, depicting that King’s ideology of integration, rather than desegregation, or in his words “the concept of brotherhood to a vision of total interrelatedness”, spurred the Civil Rights Movement forward significantly, and consequently, the progression to equality. Despite this the level
Now, when he would communicate, as an alternative to having communication for Afro-Americans, he brought a message for all races (The Black Scholar, 2011). After he changed his attitude he would go onto meet with Martin Luther King, Jr. and collaborates with civil rights groups like Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and Congress of Racial Equality. He also rallies in Africa and the Middle East with world leaders. At the end of his life, Malcolm X became a worldwide figure, welcomed by foreign leaders and dedicated to Islam as a religion that can lessen the racial difficulties of the United States. On February 21, 1965 at the age of 39, while speaking at an engagement in Manhattan's Audubon Ballroom, Malcolm X was shot 15 times and was pronounced dead at New York's Columbia Presbyterian Hospital (Simon et al 2005).