Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. Essay by Peter Pen

Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.
A study of the lives and effects of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.
# 65268 | 2,680 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2006

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This paper compares the lives of two very well-known leaders of civil rights in America, namely, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. The paper explores their similarities and differences with regards to their upbringing, philosophies and strategies. It also discusses the effects these two leaders had on racism and American society.
The Emergence
The Philosophy
The Past Effects the Future
The Legacy
The Last Days

From the Paper:

"Near the end of their lives, Martin Luther King and Malcolm X's beliefs became more similar. Malcolm X corrected himself after his break with the Black Muslim movement. He now emphasized unity and change through black pride and respect for oneself rather than through hate and revenge. Dr. King, on the other hand, became somewhat angry at the lack of progress made on equality. He started promoting non-violent sabotage, which including blocking the normal functioning of government. At one time, Malcolm X actually wanted "to join forces with King and the progressive elements of the Civil Rights Movement," (pg. 262 Malcolm X: The Man and His Times)."

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