Similarities And Differences Between Martin Luther King And Malcolm X

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X were both social activist and ministers of their respective religions present in the 1950’s. Dr. Martin Luther King a Baptist minister captivated the attention of many Americans to push an agenda of job equality and freedom. Malcolm X was incarcerated and sentenced to prison. During his sentenced, he became a member of the Nation of Islam. Making various social achievements while making many controversial statements. In this discussion, I will be correlating the idea of Socrates and Crito In Chapter 2 of the introduction to Malcom X’s speeches and actions, and the difference between him and Dr. King’s movement. Following a quick analysis of Malcolm X’s disputable teachings. On August 28th, 1963, over 250,000 people joined Dr. King march at the Lincoln Memorial to hear his speech, “I Have a Dream” Powerful words being heard and documented as a historical event for civil rights. He introduces his speech as the greatest demonstration for freedom in all the United States of America. Dr. King opens with, “The negro still is not free, one-hundred years later the life of the negro is still badly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimation.” Dr. King followed the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. Believing that non-violent protesting was the ultimate weapon against racism. Uniquely Malcolm X was much more different with alike goals as Dr. King. There are many arguments against X, and more captious claims spoken from him that could be the reasoning of his assassination. Malcolm X stated that he was devalued from racists in higher position even as a middle-schooler. Ever since that age he believed it was unlikely for colored Americans to pursue a career regardless of intelligence. Malcolm X used unjust statements and profanity to stir the minds of who heard him. I am personally intrigued by this attitude as it seems intelligent yet risky to do this. Did he believe his statements, or was it the disturbance that attracted attention to him? Malcom X became a member of the Nation of Islam while in prison. Forming groups of black Muslims, they were trying to protect and free men from violence especially from the police force. Malcolm X spoke with anger and
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