Malcom X and John Donne: Finding Faith in Humanity
Many people strive to make the world a better place, whether it be solving world hunger or lessening the crime rate. They work so hard to accomplish their goals to help others that they end up making a name for themselves by standing up for what they believe in Malcom X and John Donne both thirsted for world peace and equal rights. During both of these gentlemen’s lives, they had to face harsh challenges and despiteful judgement.
Malcom X, an African American Civil rights activist who struggled with racism; he fought against the white people for most of his life due to the things they had done to him and his family in his childhood. He was born on May 19, 1925, the fourth child of…show more content… After years of travel, drugs, sex, alcohol, and eventually prison, Malcom X realized that he is just as bad as everyone else. He had been sitting on high thrown his whole life when in reality, his actions are human. Sinful and thoughtless. He concludes his disgust of opposite races after realizing there is no reason to be stuck in the past since life keeps moving forward and all grudges do is hold everyone back. His life moved on, arguing that all men are created equal and should be treated as such. X once said, “It’ll be ballots or it’ll be bullets. It’ll be liberty or it will be death.” His speech “Ballot or the Bullet,” was given on April 3, 1964 at the Cory Methodist Church in Cleveland, Ohio. This speech stresses about how African Americans are created to have just as much equality as the rest of all the other races have. In his speeches he would try to inspire the African American race, giving them hope and courage to face on the real world. Stand up for themselves and instead of having others tell them they can never amount up to anything, show them what they’re made of. This speech hits the hearts of many while relating to an everyday day problem that is racism. The Civil Rights Movement too place during the 1950’s that continued into the 1960’s and were