A Comparison Of Mlk And Malcolm X

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Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X are prominent African Americans in U.S and around the world. They both fought for what they believed in, but had different approaches and different mind set in what they thought was right, because of what they went through in their early life. Malcolm X had a cruel, early life in contrast to Martin Luther King’s calm life. Martin Luther King believe that whites could help the Civil Rights Movement, but Malcolm X, believed that no white man could ever help a black people. MLk also believed that blacks and whites should have the right to live their own lives, separately When it came to violence, MLK was against, while Malcolm X approved it as an act of self-defense. MLK and Malcolm X were both very powerful men that fought for the rights of their people, but they were very different in their early lives.
According to Ladenburg, Martin Luther Kings good, but segregated neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia. His father taught him very well. Martin was also spared exposure to pains of racial discrimination. Martin skipped two years of high school, enrolled in an-all black college when only 15 years old and preached his first sermon at 17. Martin was one of the six African Americans in technology school. Then, he was elected president because he earned admiration of white classmates. They also admired him, because of his eloquent oratory, exemplary scholarship and sound judgments. After graduation, he attended Boston University and earned his Phd (Ladenburg, 2007). On the role of whites in Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King believed that the racial issue that we confronted in America wasn’t a sectional, but a national problem and that the citizenship rights of blacks couldn’t be violated without impairing the rights of every American. On Integration, MLK, had a dream that one day, this nation will rise up and live out of the true meaning of “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” He also dreamed that one day his four children would one day live in a

nation where they won’t be judged by the color of their skin. On...

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