Integration and Nationalism during the Civil Rights Era Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Integration and Nationalism during the Civil Rights Era
An examination of the theories of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. on integration and African-American identity.
# 133537 | 1,250 words | 3 sources | 2007 | US

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This paper attempts to arrive at an understanding of different theories on integration during the decades (mainly the 1950s and the 1960s) that make up what is referred to as the civil rights era. By studying the theories of Malcolm X of the Nation of Islam and Martin Luther King Jr., the paper aims to prove that the civil rights era brought to the forefront fundamentally differing theories on integration and African-American identity, arguing that King represented an embracing of America while Malcolm X symbolized a turning away from his country of birth and a journey inward.

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"Any attempt to understand the turbulent post-World War Two decades in the US must commence with this assertion: the civil rights movement was not the unexpected child of the 1950s and 1960s, but rather, the climactic achievement of decades, if not centuries, of toil and struggle. However, it was during these decades that the idea of civil rights (that is, African-American civil rights) permeated the national consciousness as never before. A casual perusal of the harrowing images from that period may lead one (wrongly) to assume that the African-American community's stance on the issues of the period was unanimous and impervious to..."

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