Martin Luther King Jr. Vs. Malcolm X

Who was the better Civil Rights leader: Martin Luther King Jr. Or Malcolm X?

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Martin Luther King Jr.

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UncleRuckus says2013-09-16T23:23:29.0173093-05:00
Neither
monica14 says2015-02-25T18:33:48.0456552-06:00
'I have a dream" the famous speech Martin Luther King is recognize for by many citizens and races worldwide. That speech has inspired million African American and white people, and confirm that Martin Luther King Jr is the greatest civil right leader of the 1960s. In the 1960s, Martin Luther King had led an objection against segregation, with his gift of speaking powerful words, he had inspired and involved many African American to fight for their equal rights.However, not everybody was happy with Luther movement.When Martin Luther King words and action became too powerful, he started angering white people and cause them to try to eliminate him. White people started to bomb Martin's home and wanted to force him to give up his fight for equal rights, but Martin Luther King wasn't afraid, he kept continuing on working and fighting for black people in america.As time moves on, Martin Luther King and his organization advances, yes he had gain more allies, but he also gain more enemies in the road.Even with more enemies in the road, Martin Luther King never think twice about achieving his goal, matter of fact, his enemies had giving him more energy and more powerful word to preach, and caused him to yearn in deliberating African Americans from segregation. After Martin Luther King successful march, he was unfortunately assassinate by a white racist, but that didn't keep his legacy from flowing to the heart of African American people. Today, Martin Luther King is an American hero,he lost his life trying to better the lives of African American people. He is the main reason for the equal right we have between races today, and what's a better way to thank him by celebrating his hardship every year, and confirming that he is the greatest civil right leader in American history. As popular Martin Luther King is around the world, i can't say the same for Malcolm X.
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jbjonesjosh says2017-12-03T15:10:10.9344107Z
'I have a dream" the famous speech by Martin Luther King is recognized by many citizens and races worldwide. That speech has inspired million African American and white people, and confirm that Martin Luther King Jr is the greatest civil right leader of the 1960s. In the 1960s, Martin Luther King had led an objection against segregation, with his gift of speaking powerful words, he had inspired and involved many African American to fight for their equal rights. However, not everybody was happy with Luther movement. When Martin Luther King words and action became too powerful, he started angering white people and cause them to try to eliminate him. White people started to bomb Martin's home and wanted to force him to give up his fight for equal rights, but Martin Luther King wasn't afraid, he kept continuing on working and fighting for black people in America. As time moves on, Martin Luther King and his organization advances, yes he had gain more allies, but he also gain more enemies in the road. Even with more enemies in the road, Martin Luther King never think twice about achieving his goal, matter of fact, his enemies had giving him more energy and more powerful word to preach, and caused him to yearn in deliberating African Americans from segregation. After Martin Luther King successful march, he was unfortunately assassinate by a white racist, but that didn't keep his legacy from flowing to the heart of African American people. Today, Martin Luther King is an American hero, he lost his life trying to better the lives of African American people. He is the main reason for the equal right we have between races today, and what's a better way to thank him by celebrating his hardship every year, and confirming that he is the greatest civil right leader in American history. As popular Martin Luther King is around the world, I can't say the same for Malcolm X. Malcolm x did inspire many but nowhere near as many as mlk did. Although Malcom x has a tribute to him mlk not only has a tribute but also a memorial day for what he did. Also the fact that mlk used peaceful protests so he was not in the wrong the white people were helped him get many followers as well as the president agreeing with him but with violent campaigns they are in the wrong attacking people and the president wold not want to risk his safety to help black rights as much. Just the fact that he is remembered more than Malcom x shows that mlk was more important. On the other hand people say that Malcolm x did more work and that mlk was just the face of what they were doing. While martin Luther king undoubtedly represented some of the values and beliefs of the African American community(and was undeniably an effective leader), king was merely a "notice board" for his race. He brought many of the injustices that blacks suffered to the public's attention and while he did suffer some of the same racism, by and large, martin Luther king lived a comfortable and well-insulated life: he had a wholesome and supporting family and he attended prestigious schools and obtained a remarkable education--while this was in no way "bad" it clearly sets him apart from the down-trodden and unprivileged masses that he supposedly related to. Malcolm X on the other hand lucidly connects to his race, he underwent all of the difficulties that the everyday black person suffered through, and even spiralled down to the unfortunate life of crime that many young blacks of that era unwittingly found themselves forced into from a sheer lack of reasonable options and opportunities, like thousands of other black families Malcolm also witnessed his family fall apart at the hands of the Klan and society, and yet, he still managed to overcome these apparently insurmountable obstacles and better himself and then attempt to do the same for his race. In short, Malcolm x has endured every possible hardship that the average African American faced in his everyday life, therefore he understands and relates better than most civil rights leaders (and certainly more than King) to the underprivileged black masses and his life and past experiences practically represents the lives of most of his race. On a final note I've noticed that many people here argue the point that Malcolm x preached violence and hatred, this is wrong Malcolm x did not preach violence nor hatred-- he was vehemently against it, however he did believe that if you got hit then you hit back (i.E self defense); Malcolm X was just a proactive leader who believed in the advancement of his race first regardless of whether he had white society's seal of approval and he simply felt that sending members of his race to get beaten and mangled on live television for whites to unwillingly acknowledge the black man was a waste of time and effort when blacks could simply withdraw from white society, unite and better themselves. Overall in my opinion it think martin Luther king was better as he affected so many people with his I had a dream speech and even has his own day . 😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊 written by Joshua jones (history homework)

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