Introduction years after the deaths of martin luther king, jr and malcolm x, the two men still remain fixed images in the american consciousness: martin luther king, jr, an advocate of nonviolence, delivering his i have a dream speech from the steps of the lincoln memorial, and malcolm x, the black nationalist, encouraging african americans to fight racial oppression by any means. Martin l king and malcolm x martin luther king jr and malcolm x were raised in different environments king grew up in a safe middle-class family, while malcolm x came from a poor home despite the different upbringings, they were both black and had a dream, but unfortunately never lived to see it become true. Malcolm x and martin luther king, jr african americans are fortunate to have leaders who fought for a difference in black america martin luther king, jr and malcolm x are two powerful men in particular who brought hope to blacks in the united states both preached the same message about. View of american civil rights leader martin luther king, jr (1929 - 1968, center) at the march on washington for jobs and freedom, where he would deliver his 'i have a dream' speech, washington. Martin luther king jr and malcolm x had a common purpose for african americans justice and equality illustrated through their speeches, martin luther king jr's i have a dream and malcolm x's talk to young african americans, the two did not share techniques or ideas.
Martin luther king and malcolm x together - their only meeting - on capitol hill, 26 march 1964 f ifty years ago, martin luther king jr was shot dead in memphis by a white segregationist. Martin luther king jr (january 15, and was an important influence on king king stated that black americans, as well as other disadvantaged americans, should. A peaceful protest organized by martin luther king jr and , won a major victory for black americans when he malcolm x emerged as the organization. Martin luther king, jr, and malcolm x were the two most important leaders of african-american youth in the 20th century black americans chose them because of their unique perspectives on civil and human rights, integration and nationalism, and their dedication to the spiritual values of their faith communities--christianity and islam, respectively.
Martin luther king and malcolm x during the civil rights movement there were many different kinds of leaders trying to unite the black race and gain equality among those leaders, the most prominent and glorified was martin luther king king was a minister from atlanta, became the spokesman for the. Martin luther king jr and malcolm x: james versocki converging ideas with solid philosophies examining the lives of two great civil rights leaders, whether they be marcus. The rev dr martin luther king jr, more than most civil rights leaders, understood the singular role that television played in documenting the brutality of racial violence on african-americans.
Marcus garvey, martin luther jr and jesse jackson owed their rise to reception accord to them by blacks but malcolm x it can be argued, gained his reputation as much from the distorted publicity he received from the white controlled media as from the endorsement of his black constituents (white, 1-2. Malcolm x isn't neccesarily more significant than martin luther king jr, it is just they did different things for black rights malcom x preached for black rights, but he wanted violence, which. Though martin luther king jr and malcolm x were both important figures in the us equal rights movement for black people throughout the 1960s, the two leaders only met once.
Martin luther king & malcolm x on violence while in prison malcolm came under the influence of black muslims who taught him that 17 martin luther king, jr. Editor's note: the full film is no longer available online a half-century after their deaths, martin luther king jr and malcolm x remain two of the world's most revered political activists they. Everything has its opposite black has white night has day hard, soft hot, cold if there was a martin luther king jr, there had to be a malcolm x martin luther king, history remembers. Malcolm x and martin luther king, jr essay 1481 words | 6 pages malcolm x and martin luther king, jr african americans are fortunate to have leaders who fought for a difference in black america.
Although they only met once, malcolm x was often asked his opinion of martin luther king jr and the civil rights movement initially scornful of king and his strategies, malcolm later began to. Voices of a generation: malcolm x and martin luther king jr races as the solution to the problems faced by black americans it preached self-reliance, non. As malcolm x he was a charismatic advocate of black separatism who rejected martin luther king jr's policies of non-violence stockely carmichael was a trinidadian-american black activist active in the 1960s american civil rights movement. Martin luther king, jr was assassinated in memphis, tennessee, on april 4, 1968, an event that sent shock waves reverberating around the world a baptist minister and founder of the southern.
History indicates that martin luther king jr and malcolm x were prolific civil rights figures who had contrasting views on black life history would not be totally accurate the two men had. King's influence was tempered by the increasingly caustic tone of black militancy of the period after 1965 black radicals increasingly turned away from the gandhian precepts of king toward the black nationalism of malcolm x, whose posthumously published autobiography and speeches reached large audiences after his assassination in february 1965. Leaders, martin luther king, jr and malcolm x, to see that religion played a vital role in the lives of both men and in their separate visions of the black struggle in his essay, pilgrimage to.