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African-Americans and Civil Rights
This paper discusses the differences between the integrationist movement and African-American Nationalism during the civil rights era.
# 104065 | 976 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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The paper compares the two approaches to the American Civil Rights Movement: the moderate integrationist movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the more radical African-American nationalism movement, associated with Malcolm X and the Black Panther Party. The paper shows the intense rivalry between these two different approaches. The paper points out, however, that they were working for the same ideal of true equality for African Americans.

From the Paper:

"The Civil Rights struggle was the struggle of African Americans to gain equal rights to whites in the USA. It took place mainly in the 1950s and 1960s. Some of those involved in the struggle preferred moderate means. A famous integrationist was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On the other hand, some activists were more radical. Most of these radical activists did not believe in working with whites. This is referred to as African American Nationalism. Famous African American Nationalists include Malcolm X and the Black Panther Party."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Levy, Peter B. Let Freedom Ring: A Documentary History of the Modern Civil Rights Movement. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992.
  • Lischer, Richard. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Word That Moved America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.
  • Ralph, James R. Northern Protest: Martin Luther King, Jr., Chicago, and the Civil Rights Movement. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1993.
  • Sales, William W. From Civil Rights to Black Liberation: Malcolm X and the Organization of Afro-American Unity. Boston: South End Press, 1994.

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