Malcolm X was born on May 19th 1925. His quote defend themselves “by any means necessary”. Malcom X expressed anger of the lifestyle of African Americans during this time. In his personal life, his father was a Baptist minister and supporter of Black Nationalist leader Marcus Garvey. His involvement of the civil rights prompted to death threats from white supremacist, forcing the family to move away.
For example, his father was murdered when he was very young and his grandmother was raped. These things added to his hatred he had for all authority and his passion for the fight for civil rights. His troubled youth led him into a downward spiral that caused him to start robbing and eventually get arrested. It
Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated Martin Luther King Jr. was a great man. He inspired many people. He didn’t get what color you were he loved all. He spoke out for justice to African Americans, for an end to racial discrimination, and against the laws that embodied it and the many subtle and unconscious behaviors and assumptions that were supported by those laws. Racial discrimination in the United States had resulted in many unnecessary and unjust deaths, and the despair and hopelessness of generations.
King believed that it was important to fight for what was right without using violence. The nonviolent protests that Dr. King organized and in which he participated, including marches and sit-ins (where people would sit in an area where something bad had happened, and they wouldn’t do anything, but they wouldn’t leave), persuaded many Americans that the civil rights movement was right. Although Dr. King was a powerful leader and had many followers, not everybody liked him. Some people even hated him or thought he was dangerous. He was assassinated, or murdered, in Tennessee in1968.
Bimbi influences him the importance of learning, which motivates Malcolm to take a few extension courses while in jail. Various family members start converting to the Nation of Islam and mention to him that leader, Elijah Muhammad, who teaches that “the white man is a devil.” The converted Malcolm recognizing Allah's divine plan for his life. A genuine prayer: ‘‘All praise is due to Allah.’’ Well Malcolm states that if it hadn’t been for Allah, he believes that he would have become “a brainwashed Black Christian.’’ Malcolm is released from prison in the summer of 1952, and moves to Detroit to be near his family and their local Nation of Islam temple. For Malcolm the learning and self-discovery doesn’t stop once he converts to Islam and leaves
He changed lives for people all across the world. Born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia, Martin Luther King had a very good childhood; comparatively speaking. His parents attempted to shield him and his siblings against racism. Their act definitely rubbed off on him for what he did in the future. Religion was a big part of his life as both his father and grandfather
Through all of his education he learned the significance of public speaking and reaching out to others. His goal was to be like his father and become a minister and he did at the age of 19. He wanted to further his education and attended Croezer Theological Seminary and graduated with many honors. He eventually got his doctoral degree At Boston University. After he completed his studies he then became Pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Alabama.
King lived in a world where people were not treated the same based on their skin color. King knew the African-American community was being unfairly discriminated against and knew he had to impact a change. He was definitely not the only person trying to bring a change onto the African-American lifestyle and freedom, but he went about his ways differently than many other activists. Martin Luther King Jr. was firmly against unnecessary violence, preferring to make his impact with words instead. He was smart enough to realize that resorting to violence during the fight for freedom was only going to cause more problems.
King wrote nonfiction that were inspirational and were mainly converted to speeches. As a speechwriter, Luther was recognized as one of the best in his time and even after his time. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an icon for modern American Liberalism. King’s genre was mainly speechwriting and African American History as well as pieces of motivational works. King also gave sermons as a pastor in favor of racial equality.
I hate to say this, but a couple of my mom’s brothers and sisters are racists. After September 11, my family became extremely racists and it was to the point that they could not stand to look at anyone who came from the Middle East. I think that was wrong of them because half of those who came to America from the Middle East came here to get away from all of the violence there. They should be able to come here with open arms knowing it is safe. Yes September 11 was a sad day for us all and I think that is when the racist profiling began to start up again.