A Research on The Civil Rights Movement

1448 WordsFeb 17, 20186 Pages
Research Paper My research topic is about the Civil Rights Movement (Martin Luther King Jr. Vs Malcolm X) and will be focusing on two important icons that have an important part of African American History. I am going to further discuss in this research paper, “What were the views of Martin Luther King. Jr and Malcolm X during the Civil Rights movement? What were their goals and methods to achieve equality and peace?” Both leaders wanted to unite the black race with the white race and achieve equal rights. Martin Luther King. Jr and Malcolm X were both very powerful and influential leaders with different views and approaches to solving the issue of racism and equality.Starting off with some background information, Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15th, 1929 in the Atlanta hospital. He was the son of the rich, well respected minister and was loved by his family and community very much. Martin Luther King Jr.’s father was a Baptist preacher and he wanted to follow in his footsteps. Malcolm X did not have an easy childhood compared to King, instead his house burned down by the Ku Klux Klan (white supremacists) when he was very young , his father was killed in a streetcar by white supremacists, got called “nigger” and moved around foster homes after his mother was sent to an insane asylum. Both leaders had different views but a common goal. Martin Luther King Jr. was inspired by Mahatma Gandhi and to practice nonviolence in order to acquire peace. However, the
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