At this time first-class citizenship was determined by at least three aspects political power, civil rights, and the higher education of blacks. Both men had two different ideas for achieving this goal. Washington was considered at this time to be the spokesman of the black race, by giving his famous “Atlanta Compromise” speech in front of predominantly white audience in the south in the his speech he focused on getting help from the whites and accepting their place as blacks on earth. however, W.E.B. Du Bois proposed a plan that set him right under, if not with, Washington.
Each discussed the same issues, but their methods of achievement and ideas about equal opportunity differed as much as night and day. Although both greatly influential civil rights activists, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. had some very significant differences in their backgrounds and methods of delivery in their messages of equality. Both Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. spread their views through assertive, hard-hitting, powerful speeches. Nevertheless, their intentions were delivered in different styles and purposes. As an inspirational speaker, Martin Luther King Jr. traveled the country, giving speeches that motivated both blacks and whites to live in racial harmony.
It was a fitting tribute to a true hero of the times. This shows how much of an inspiring figure Martin Luther King Jr. was to every American citizen. He had paved the road for future African Americans. The world we currently live in today is because of MLK. His works and speeches had practically ended racial discriminations.
Many American’s now days wonder why we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr., and they fail to know the life and legacy this advocate of justice left imprinted in the lives of many Americans. King, Jr., was a man who showed compassion and who devoted part of his life to sow hope and healing into the lives of many oppressed blacks, he thought us through example the value of life, dignity, compassion and humility. On his day we commemorate the passionate man, the courage in which he led his followers, we celebrate his perseverance his dedication, commitments, sacrifices and life
Corona, Edgar African American 5 11/29/11 Martin Luther King Upon studying the history of African Americans in the twentieth century, I came across on learning about great individuals that made a great impact on African Americans, such as W.E.B Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, Paul Robeson, Malcolm x, A. Phillip Randolph, and many more. These great figures literally gave their lives, day in and day out, to fight for the black community. Massive movements in the 20th century ran by great black leaders sought many different aspects and approaches to gain what was written in the Declaration of Indepence, “are men are created equal”. Reasons for such movements were for cultural expression of Africans by arts and music, the elimination of “Jim Crow”
“His lectures and dialogues stirred the concern and sparked the conscience of a generation. The movements and marches he led brought significant changes in the fabric of American life through his courage and selfless devotion.” (The King Center) King played an important role in the foundation of the Civil Rights Movement and his assassination had a huge impact on our society. Martin was a man with integrity and outstanding charisma with the people. Martin Luther King Jr. was born into a middle class family on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. His father was Martin Luther King Sr. and his mother was Alberta Williams King.
Martin Luther King Jr.1 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Cheryl Johnson ENG 102 Stephanie Timber September 9, 2013 Martin Luther King Jr.2 Abstract I've examined the little information I gathered about one historical great leader of all times, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a transformational leadership style while he was in the position of a Civil Rights Activist and Minister. This short paper is based on how Mr. King transformed his followers through his inspiration. He created a vision for how the African-Americans deserved equal rights among the white society. The results of what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. accomplished will be discussed further in the following pages. Martin Luther King
My opinion of Malcolm X is positive. I believe he did good things for the black community in the 1960s. I feel if Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. came together and could have found middle ground to help unify the black community, it would have been most powerful. It probably would have brought together every black citizen in the United States, regardless of background and beliefs. My personal reaction of some things I saw in the film disgusted me.
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X: A Common Solution? Austin Ruiz 3rd 03/27/12 The 1960’s marked the height of the Black Power Movement as well as the Civil Rights Movement. The two biggest, and most well known, leaders who fought for African-American rights were Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. Although they sought a common goal, these two men had different ideas on methods to attain that goal. In the following you will discover the differences and similarities between these two influential men.
The Philosophies of 2 Great Men ENGL2304 (UG12) 1 - Intro African and African American Literature 8:00am – 8:50am By: Darnell Varnado Booker T. Washington and Du Bois, both activists of the civil rights movement, presented suitable approaches to attaining resolutions to the discrimination that African Americans went through in the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s. Even though they were both fighting for the empowerment of blacks, they had entirely different methods to obtain that goal. Washington had a steadier tactic as opposed to Du Bois. Du Bois development involved abrupt and complete equality both politically and economically. I believe during this era, Washington overall proposes a productive and more fitting proposition.