Paul Robeson and Malcolm X Comparison Essay by The Research Group

Paul Robeson and Malcolm X
A comparison of the lives, education, politics and careers of the African-American leaders.
# 21425 | 2,700 words | 8 sources | 1994 | US
Published on Feb 27, 2003 in African-American Studies (General)

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"The lives of Paul Robeson and Malcolm X seem quite different in terms of the social milieu through which they moved, yet there are also numerous similarities, especially those associated with being a leading black male in a society infused with racism and discriminatory attitudes. Both men were leaders in the black community, sometimes accepted by the larger society, and at the same time vilified by opponents in the white community as dangerous radicals who needed to be made examples of to deter others from following in their footsteps and from challenging the existing power structure in American society. Both men were also part of a tradition of social reform and protest extending back at least as far as W.E.B. DuBois, a hero to both and a personal friend to Robeson.

In many ways, Robeson was more favored in life than was..."

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