- comparing martin luther king and malcolm x martin luther king and malcolm x are to diverse individuals with two opposite personalities but both successfully succeeded in achieving freedom and bringing equality to black americans discriminated against for many years even after the abolishment of slavery. The civil rights leaders dr martin luther king, jr, and malcolm x were two sides of the same coin both of them fought for equality and justice for african americans both of them saw a need for immediate action in order to secure those rights. Martin luther king, jr, was arrested and jailed during these protests, writing his famous letter from birmingham city jail, which advocates civil disobedience against unjust laws dozens of additional demonstrations took place across the country, from california to new york, culminating in the march on washington.
Today, dr martin luther king jr is most often remembered as a crusader for racial equality, not economic justicebut those struggles were inextricably intertwined for the civil rights leader. One interesting parallel can be easily drawn to martin luther king, jr, leader of the american civil rights movement, advocate for desegregation, baptist preacher, and a concurrent with mandela until king was assassinated. Martin luther king, jr martin luther king was an outstanding black american leader in the united states he was born in atlanta, georgia on january 15,1929 his father was a pastor of the ebenezer baptist church. Dr martin luther king jr, a baptist minister, was a major architect of the civil rights movement he led and inspired major non-violent desegregation campaigns, including those in montgomery and birmingham.
The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust i would be the first to advocate obeying just laws one has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. This lesson introduces students to martin luther king, jr's philosophy of nonviolence and the teachings of mohandas k gandhi that influenced king's views after considering the political impact of this philosophy, students explore its relevance to personal life this 1957 article, based on king's. Two days later, americans will stop and remember the 50th anniversary of the 1963 march on washington for jobs and freedom, where dr martin luther king jr gave his stirring i have a dream. The african-american civil rights movement was an ongoing fight for racial equality that took place for over 100 years after the civil war leaders such as martin luther king, jr , booker t washington , and rosa parks paved the way for non-violent protests which led to changes in the law.
The southern christian leadership conference, comprised of rev martin luther king, jr, charles k steele and fred l shuttlesworth, was established king was the organization's first president the sclc proved to be a major force in organizing the civil rights movement with a principle base of nonviolence and civil disobedience. The civil rights movement produced many leaders, two of whom are martin luther king jr and malcolm x (el-hajj malik el-shabazz) king’s call for little black children to play with little white children, his admonishment of a black revolution due to the detrimental effects it would have on black and white relations, and his support of white. Black community leaders formed the montgomery improvement association (mia) led by baptist minister martin luther king jr, a role which would place him front and center in the fight for civil rights.
Martin luther king, jr may 04, 1966 inevitably a link was made between the two phenomena though movement leadership continued to deny any implications of violence in the concept of black power the hard cold facts of racial life in the world today indicate that the hope of the people of color in the world may well rest on the american. Martin luther king, jr was a social activist and baptist minister who played a key role in the american civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. When martin luther king, jr, said i have a dream, he was expressing his hope that , jr, stokley carmichael, and malcolm x would show that each received his greatest support from african americans in the rural south believed in the philosophy of passive resistance the writer could best compare the two nations' agricultural productivity. (1964) malcolm x, “the ballot or the bullet” (1964) malcolm x’s speech at the founding rally of the organization of afro-american unity (1964), dr martin luther king, “receiving the nobel peace prize.
Martin luther king, jr, was born michael luther king, jr, in atlanta, georgia, on january 15, 1929 his father, in a 1957 interview, said that both he and his son were supposed to be named for the leader of the protestant reformation but misunderstandings led to michael being the name on birth records. The harlem riot of 1964 was the line in the sand to every ghetto in the country detroit - 1967 birmingham - 1963 decades later his themes and teachings would influence prominent black leaders like malcolm x in their search for black equality martin luther king made his way onto the streets of harlem and.
Black power organizations such as the black panther party, us, the republic of new africa, the league of revolutionary black workers, the revolutionary action movement, and others saw themselves as the heirs to malcolm x (1925 – 1965) malcolm had argued that the nonviolent tactics of dr martin luther king jr (1929 – 1968) were not a viable option for black people. Martin luther king jr vs malcolm x martin luther king jr and malcolm x both fought for the same goal, but had different ways of achieving this goal they both fought against civil rights and were leaders in the civil rights movement. Both martin luther king, jr and malcolm x were african-american dreamers their dreams as black americans captured not only the imagination of america, but also that of freedom fighters around.