Martin luther king and malcolm x together - their only meeting - on capitol hill, 26 march 1964 photograph: marion s trikokso/library of congress. The assassinations of malcolm x and martin luther king jr by roland sheppard photo: marion s trikosko/agence france-press/getty images. Martin luther king vs malcolm x in history, everyone knows that no two great men are alike and when you compare martin luther king and malcolm x, you will know instantly that such is true. Martin luther king, jr, was a champion of great principles, laboring mightily and in the end sacrificing his life to advance the cause of equal rights for all martin luther king, jr, and the. Malcolm x was sleeping when firebombs crashed through his living room windows shortly before 3 in the morning the rev wyatt tee walker served as chief of staff for the rev dr martin luther.
Martin luther king and malcolm x were both very well-known activists who fought to make things equal and right both activists shared similar beliefs against the. A photograph purportedly showing president obama sitting with two icons of the 1950-60s era, activists martin luther king jr and malcolm x, has been circulating online for several years: of. Though martin luther king jr and malcolm x were both important figures in the us equal rights movement for black people throughout the 1960s, the two leaders only met once. Malcolm and martin both wanted right but martin wanted equal rights but malcolm wanted only rights to be for the blacks peace or war while both martin and malcolm gave famous speeches malcolm x's was about war between the blacks and whites, but martin luther king jr wanted peace and no war.
I need to know some similarities between martin luther king and malcolm x, other than the obvious-they were both campaigning for civil rights or that both their fathers were baptist preachers, or living at the same time. The civil rights movement's most prominent leaders, martin luther king, jr (1929-1968) and malcolm x (1925-1965), represent two wings of the revolt against racism: nonviolent resistance and revolution by any means necessary. Dr martin luther king jr and malcolm x are two people ondifferent ends of the scales, with totally differentup-bringingsking was brought up by. Martin luther king, jr, malcolm x, and the civil rights struggle of the 1950s and 1960s: a brief history with documents (the bedford series in history and culture) 1st edition edition. The meeting is a 1987 american play by jeff stetson about an imaginary meeting between martin luther king, jr and malcolm x in 1965 in a hotel in harlem during the height of the civil rights movement.
The library of congress generally does not own rights to material in its collections and, therefore, cannot grant or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute the material. Editor's note: the full film is no longer available online a half-century after their deaths, martin luther king jr and malcolm x remain two of the world's most revered political activists they. Malcolm x and martin luther king: a very brief history by mark black 32 ratings, 397 average rating, 4 reviews malcolm x and martin luther king quotes (showing 1-3 of 3) x's death seemed imminent after his break with the noi x spoke out several times in support of dr king's non-violent methods.
Abstract dr martin luther king, jr and malcolm x utilized prophetic discourse during a time of social revolution to develop a sense of identity, address social issues, and initiate. Martin luther king jr and malcolm x grew up in two different environments martin luther king jr was born and raised in a comfortable middle-class family who encouraged education and whose name in atlanta was very well established. 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. Voices of a generation: malcolm x and martin luther king jr martin luther king jr first became a prominent voice in the civil rights movement in 1955 when, as a. Martin luther king, jr and malcolm x were both civil rights leaders during the 1960s both were deeply religious but had different ideologies about how equal rights should be attained mlk.
Martin luther king jr and malcolm x helped shape american black and white culture today mlk and x seemingly preach two opposing futures for black politics. Martin luther king and malcolm x waiting for press conference, 1964. Introduction years after the deaths of martin luther king, jr and malcolm x, the two men still remain fixed images in the american consciousness: martin luther king, jr, an advocate of nonviolence, delivering his i have a dream speech from the steps of the lincoln memorial, and malcolm x, the black nationalist, encouraging african americans to fight racial oppression by any means. Malcolm x and martin luther king jr advocated for civil rights in different ways malcolm x took a much more direct approach and believed in action over pacifism.
Martin luther king jr over thirty years ago, malcolm x (1965) and dr martin luther king jr (1968) were assassinated in the case of malcolm x, several members of the nation of islam (noi) were convicted of the assassination.