He determined that Little was a slave name and used "X" to denote his lost tribal name. The NOI showed Muslim views accompanied by the notion that white culture aggressively worked to keep African Americans from advancing and attaining political, financial and social accomplishment (Harris, 2000). In addition to their many objectives they wanted to attain a state of their own, isolated from one populated by white people. Malcolm was eloquent and smart, and was chosen to be a minister and national spokesperson for the Nation of Islam with the mission of founding new mosques in cities in Detroit, MI and Harlem, NY. Malcolm's presence showed by way of when he used newspapers, radio, and television so as to bring awareness to the NOI and convey their point to the public; and between 1952 and 1963 affiliation enlarged from 500 to 30,000 (Harris, 2000).
"It's all in a day's work..." is a frequent response. However, clinical depression is common especially for people who play a role in high profile rescue efforts. A few examples include Robert O’Donnel of the Midland Fire Rescue, Texas who pulled 18 month old Jessica out of a deep well. O'Donnel never recovered from that incident. He became an alcoholic, lost his job, his family and in 1995, about seven years later, he committed suicide with a shotgun (Lunsford, 2002, Babinek, 1997).
He was a very important figure as he attracted many new converts by his influential, powerful oratory. He convinced people such as Muhammad Ali to become a member of the nation of Islam. Malcolm X was highly critical of Martin Luther King, addressing him as ‘Uncle Tom’ and the civil rights movement. He argued that the SCLC and the NAACP trusted the American system and believed in the ‘American dream’ therefore they’d never be able to set the black people free and gain them independence. He also criticised Martin Luther king by saying that he was preventing black people from effectively fighting for their rights by involving religion, which he explained in his speech, ‘The ballot or the
In some people's eyes, Malcolm may seem the ignorant between the two great leaders. Furthermore, Malcolm wanted segregation, while Martin wanted to work together which was the favorable thing to do in the long run. This is why so many more people know of the teachings of Martin Luther King. Only, I don’t think Malcolm was fighting for what was more likable to the people. He fought for what he believed in, and he fought until the end.
Zack Ketchum Professor Rodgers Essay #2 27 November 2013 “Upbringing as a factor of King and Malcom X’s Political Ideologies” Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X are two of the most well-known American civil rights activists of the 1960’s. Though different, their methods of protest were very important, as both men fought for the end of second-class-citizen treatment of African Americans. Often times, their methods are considered opposites - while King frequently endorsed peaceful methods such as harmless protests and speeches, Malcolm X employed violence in order to demonstrate his discontent and desire for change of the status quo. The issue that arises when one looks to compare the two men and their methods, then, is who was better?
As King Jr. inspires his audience on how the whites should be shameful because they have broken many promises and King is hoping to elicit action from his audience because they will come to understand that things will not change without action In conclusion, the thesis to Martin Luther King Jr. I Have A Dream is, he was dreaming of a world in which racial relations would be marked with equality for all, in every sense and in every place King Jr. uses all three rhetorical modes as well Ethos, Logos and Pathos. This speech is very powerful in emotion giving the sense of sadness, fear, hopefulness, shame, disappointment etc…. King uses (logos) in convincing his audience and giving them hope to having freedom and putting an end to discrimination. When reading the speech King uses a strong appeal (ethos) in convincing his audience that “now is the time” no more waiting and take action on what has become.
-1958: Martin's first book, "Stride Toward Freedom", was published. -1958: Marting Luther King Jr. was all most killed when he was stabbed in Harlem, NY while he was on a book tour. He was stabbed by Izola Ware Curry with a letter opener. She was also had a gun. -1959: Dr.King resigned as pastor of the Dexter Avenue Babtist Church to work on civil rights full time and to direct the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).
was, you have to know his background and the sittings that influence him. His mother and father Alberta Williams King (Mama King) and Michael King Sr.(Daddy King and Martin Luther King Sr.) were married on November 25, 1926(Carson 1). Daddy King was born in 1899, one out of ten children and worked in a field until the age of fourteen. King Sr. was forced to leave the fields of Stockbridge, Georgia because the field boss cheated his father out of money and he spoke up. So King’s Sr. mother feared that he was going to be punished or killed, she made him get on a bus to Atlanta, Georgia (Sitkoff 7).
Let us not wallow in the valley of despair”(King) His assumptions of the basis of American society (religion, founding fathers, and the American Dream) enable him to keep his intended audience paying attention for what he most wanted to convey—the emotional battle of those involved in the campaign for civil rights. Although his letter and his speech are targeting two separate ideas on the basis of two separate (for the most part) groups of
Malcolm X (born Malcolm Little) was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1925. His childhood was filled with racist violence of the civil rights movement. Malcolm’s father Earl Little was a Baptist minister and follower of the Black Nationalist leader Marcus Garvey, who stood for independent Black economic development and emigration to Africa. Due to the threats of the time, the family relocated to Lansing, Michigan where their house was burnt down by a white supremacist group, the Ku Klux Klan. This racist group was responsible for the death of Malcolm’s father leaving him on train tracks for dead.