Malcom X did not have the same lifestyle that Martin had the ability to grow up with. As a child he watched his house get burned down by the Klu Klux Klan which filled him with anger and hate towards white people. His father was killed by white supremacists and his mom, in shock from the murder, had to be put into a mental institution which left Malcom living with all family friends. He went to school but felt like the school pet because he was the only black student. He dropped out of school and later started doing drugs which landed him
He believes we should show appreciation for these people who have suffered for righteousness’ sake. Dr. King exemplified faith in America hoping they will change their perspective of the freed Negro and learn to appreciate the contributions of the Negro. He believed that we will be able to desegregate and intermingle with one another without any issues. Unarmed truth and unconditional love will end this present division, and we as black people should have faith that racism will cease. With faith black people will have courage to face the uncertainties and give us strength to continue on our journey for true autonomy.
Black people also had separate schools and universities, the white schools had more money. When white people attacked black people in public police didn’t try to prevent this, instead they may have even joined in. Martin Luther King was a strong Christian believer so he lived by the teachings of Jesus and didn’t believe in violence and prejudice. He said “We cannot be truly Christian people so long as we flout the central teachings of Jesus: brotherly love and the golden rule.” Martin Luther King and his family were victims of abuse during this time, so when he left university he dedicated his life to the civil rights movement which aimed to stop racism, discrimination and prejudice. After the Rosa Parks incident, she and King organised the black boycott of Montgomery bus system in 1955.
Mlk or Malcolm X The two most prominent figures during the civil rights acts of the 1960’s, were Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. These two men were pertinacious in fighting for racial equality for African Americans and all colored people; they both sought to tackle their common problem through the teachings, and doctrines they had been taught. Unfortunately, they had different strategies in achieving the social and economic equality they dreamed of, MLK preached nonviolent civil disobedience and the complete integration of society while Malcolm X fought to keep society segregated, but did not want the whites controlling anything the blacks did. MLk’s teaching was most effective and surpassed Malcolm X in achieving the desired goals because it was more accepted by society and it happened in a nonthreatening manner. MLK advocated for civil disobedience and positive tensions within a community to create a basis for negotiation.
Carmichael no longer strode towards racial integration, but rather focused his desires on separation. His Speech argues that African Americans must engage in a “psychological struggle” for control of their own identity as well as question the value of society as a whole. (Carmichael 16) He used rhetorical ethos, pathos and logos to strengthen his arguments. Originally, Carmichael followed Martin Luther King, Jr.’s path of nonviolence and civil disobedience, but by 1966, Carmichael had begun to question the effectiveness of King's nonviolent strategy. When James Meredith, a demonstrator who led a 220-mile "March Against Fear," was shot trying to prove that white violence was not to be feared, Carmichael came to the realization that King’s nonviolence and civil disobedience strategy was not working.
The Second World War was a turning point for African Americans in the struggle for civil rights because they gained respect from most whites, but only to a certain extent. It helped them to get the vote, but outside the southern states suffered from de facto segregation, Southern states suffered from De Jero segregation and Jim Crow Laws, but they started to gain respect from some whites. The Second World War was a turning point for African Americans as it showed equality, however, voting rights did not necessarily result in the number of black votes within a constituency boundary. In 1945, there were only two black members of Congress, Representative William Dawson from Chicago, and Adam Clayton Powell, who had been elected to Congress in 1944 because newly drawn constituency boundaries ensured that Harlem’s quarter of a million blacks would be able to elect a black man to the House of Representatives. So, even though they took a step forward in equality outside of the south, it didn’t really help that much as they couldn’t do much with the vote because of the attitudes shown towards blacks from whites.
The tone and mood of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X were very different. Whilr King was peacefull and non-violent, X was militant and agressive. Martin Luther King Jr. inspired people by giving them hope as this line from his speech demonstrates “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”. Malcolm X did the opposite, he wanted his listeners to fight back and inspired them with such quotes as "Join any kind of organization - civic, religious, fraternal, political or otherwise - that's based on lifting ... the black man up and making him master of his own community." Malcolm X's approach to attaining freedom for African Americans was almost impossible.
As “elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), he was often seen as a rival to the NAACP. (Royson)” Martin Luther later became part of the NAACP. It was an organization that would help colored people earn their civil rights. His protests were anti-violent, because he believed there was no win through a physical war. The only way to win was with the help of God, because he created man as equal.
First, Martin Luther King, Jr. exhibits the concept of Ubuntu when dismissing the idea of revenge. According to King “[one must] not seek to satisfy [their] thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred” (1). King implements that in order to obtain the satisfaction African-American’s so desperately crave, grudges must be put aside, and the making of amends must ensue. Next, King demonstrates Ubuntu when he illustrates that no matter what skin colour; black, or white, everyone is still part of each other. When discussing this interlocking bond, King declares that “many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom” (2).
Martin Luther King Junior and Nelson Mandela are some of my iconic leaders and role models that impact positively on people’s lives. Both leaders have similarities as well as contrasts in their leadership styles. Some of the contrasts that were exhibited by these leaders include: Martin Luther King Junior was a black American residing is the U.S. He was born in Atlanta in 1929 and died on 1968 through assassination. He was a Baptist minister as well as civil rights activist who fought for the rights and representation of the black Americans.