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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureOther - Society & Culture · 1 decade ago

Martin Luther King vs. Malcolm X?

Can someone provide websites or answer what some key differences between MLK and Malcolm X are. It would be very helpful to bring proofs from their speeches.


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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The only key differences between the two is their earlier civil rights movement agenda's. Martin Luther King thought equality could come about though peaceful means, and Malcolm X thought you had to force the opposition and demand equality. Before Malcolm X was shot he adopted more of the Martin Luther Kings philosophy.That black people should have their own businesses, banks, schools, basically saying blacks shouldn't try to assimilate into white society. Martin said in an interview " What have a done, I have marched my people into a burning house" Meaning he knew the inequality of not having a "foundation" for black people, and everything they get will be from the hand of white people. Malcolm X broke away from Islam before his life was ended, when he went to Mecca and seen all the different races congregating in the same place. He then seen that its possible for man to co-exist together. They adopted each others philosophies, just keep that in mind when your writing whatever it is that your writing or trying to prove.

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