Malcolm X and MLK Essay

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Malcolm X belief on self defense (the desire to start a Black Rifle Club)
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-to have the right to defend yourself, not necessarily shoot or fire -as an american you have the right to defend yourself
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Malcolm X: \”the problem is solves first by…
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treating the white and black man equally and that each opinion and comments are free of judgement, sitting down together\”
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MLK was for
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non-violent actions, christian ways, peace and harmony
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Malcolm X was for..
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segregation of races as well as equal rights
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13th Amendment in Intro:
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abolished slavery, but that doesn’t mean judgement and prejudice remained
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Civil Rights Act:
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1) protecting African Americans against discrimination in voting; (2) outlawing discrimination in hotels, motels, restaurants, theaters, and all other public accommodations engaged in interstate commerce; (3) authorizing the U.S. Attorney General’s Office to file legal suits to enforce desegregation in public schools; (4) authorizing the withdrawal of federal funds from programs practicing discrimination; and (5) outlawing discrimination in employment in any business exceeding 25 people and creating an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to review complaints.
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March on Washington
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over 20,000 people, specifically for jobs. At lincoln memorial in Washington D.C.
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Malcolm on the march:
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He felt that integration would destroy the black and the white man. He felt that American blacks should be more concerned with helping each other. He felt blacks should start by giving the same race self-respect first. He did not agree with what King had to say, he felt that kings dream was not a dream but a nightmare.
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Malcolm visit to Mecca
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he then came back and changed to non-violence
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peace maker vs. eradicator
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MLK better choice because
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not necessarily leader like to change perspectives from violence to non violence
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their childhood and background,
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reflected on who and what they believed in
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Nation of Islam
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abbreviated as NOI) is an Islamic religious movement founded in Detroit, United States, by Wallace D. Fard Muhammad on July 4, 1930.
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Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike (1968)
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two workers get crushed to death, all neglect towards blacks gets built up, MLK advocates it
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What Malcolm believed in
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he promoted black supremacy, advocated the separation of black and white Americans, and rejected the civil rights movement for their emphasis on integration. By March 1964, Malcolm X had grown disillusioned with the Nation of Islam and its leader Elijah Muhammad.
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April 1964
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Malcolm goes to Mecca to practice religion from Elijah Muhammad

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