Although martin luther king jr was known as a civil rights leader and malcolm x as a black radical both men became advocates for oppressed people all over the globe king, for example, discussed how the vietnamese people had experienced colonization and oppression when he expressed his opposition to the vietnam war. Both malcolm x and martin luther king jr had uncompromising love for their people they both wanted see black people in the best possible position they were both religious figures that used religious to provide structure, morality, courage, determination and unity in black people. Of martin luther king jr versus malcolm x i have a dream, that one day little black boys and black girls will join hands with little white boys and white girls and walk together as sister and brother (de kay 75)martin luther king jr. 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.
This paper draws on the writings and speeches of both martin luther king jr and malcolm x in order to compare and contrast their differing ideologies and approaches to social issues during the later 20th century. Martin luther king jr - martin luther king jr and malcolm x introduction and malcolm x in 20th century, african-americans (black american) faced numerous instances of discrimination from the white community and struggle to attain civil rights. Dreams and nightmares: martin luther king jr, malcolm x, and the struggle for black equality in america by britta waldschmidt-nelson (gainesville: university press of florida, 2011 xxxviii, 215 pp $2200.
His other books include a black theology of and as good a comparison/contrast of martin luther king jr and malcolm x as you will find both men were indeed. That is the true difference between the beliefs, and ideals of martin luther king jr and malcolm x both men were african-american civil rights activists during the 1950's and 1960's, and both wanted to be accepted for their race, but they wanted that acceptance in very different ways. Differences between martin luther king and malcolm x martin luther king jr and malcolm x were two of the most prominent african american leaders in the history of the country both came to prominence during the 1960s, when the black population of america was ever more determined to get equal rights for themselves. 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. Through an analysis of the pbs video, martin luther king jr's i have a dream speech, and several passages from the autobiography of malcolm x, it can be concluded that while the two men wanted the same thing, they both had different views and beliefs malcolm x was angry, bitter and vengeful, while martin luther king jr was only.
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. Martin luther king jr as the antithesis of malcolm x and the black power movement in textbooks, film, and television, king is often portrayed as the angel to malcolm's devil both martin. How were the ideas of martin luther king jr and malcolm x similar and different as they worked to achieve a better future for black people in america lesson working thesis. 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.
His harsh methods were indicative of the harsh reality that most african americans faced during those times, and often clashed with the more peaceful perspective of dr martin luther king jr but you can't blame malcolm x for adopting a more violent form of protest. Both malcolm x and martin luther king jr have evolved excessively within the six years leading to their deaths in 1965 and 1968 both men had grown so much from their experiences through the movement. Many black leaders did emerge for the fight for civil rights, such as, malcolm x, james baldwin, martin luther king, marcus garvey, some had some ways of thinking some had others two of the most powerful and influential leaders of the twentieth century had to be malcolm x and martin luther king.
Martin luther king jr vs malcolm x martin luther king jr and malcolm x both fought for the same goal, but had different ways of achieving this goal they both fought against civil rights and were leaders in the civil rights movement. Martin luther king jr and malcolm x, free study guides and book notes including comprehensive chapter analysis, complete summary analysis, author biography information, character profiles, theme analysis, metaphor analysis, and top ten quotes on classic literature. Transcript of comparing & contrasting martin luther king jr and malcolm x comparing & contrasting martin luther king jr and malcolm x both men went to jail.
As the nation's most visible proponent of black nationalism, malcolm x's challenge to the multiracial, nonviolent approach of martin luther king, jr, helped set the tone for the ideological and tactical conflicts that took place within the black freedom struggle of the 1960s. Malcolm x malcolm x was important in shaping a black muslim and black power movement that challenged the nonviolent and integrationist struggle for african-american equality favored by martin luther king jr's civil. Dr martin luther king, jr, and malcolm x were both important leaders during america's civil rights movement however, they each saw a different way of gaining social justice and addressing the challenges facing african americans. Martin luther king jr, malcolm x, and the civil rights struggle of the 1950s and 1960s: a brief history with documents bedford/st martin's press related interests.
Comparable to the complexity of both men in the movie, malcolm x and martin luther king, jr had a much more complicated relationship than the media was willing to portray. There are some fan theories that in x-men, the softer non-violent approach to mutant equality of professor x was influenced by martin luther king jr, and his anti-thesis magneto by malcolm x it's a gross oversimplification (magneto in the comic books becomes a violent terrorist that malcolm x never. Jacob everson college composition comparison of martin luther king jr to malcolm x during the civil rights movement there were two key leaders in the black community, martin luther king jr and malcolm x. Dr martin luther king jr and malcolm x are two people ondifferent ends of the scales, with totally differentup-bringings king was brought up by a rich black family,witha goodeducation.