and Malcolm X: Icons for the Civil Rights Movement

BeliefsMalcolm X thought it was best if they were separate and self-governing.

and Malcolm X grew up in very different environments.

My site, for instance, has no analysis of the Nation of Islam and Malcolm's role in it (save three speeches from that period), but seeks only to vilify the Black Muslim movement and Louis Farrakhan -- a result of my own Islamic orthodoxy when I made it.

King was also a Nobel Prize winner and a believer of nonviolence (“Martin Luther King Jr.”).

Martin Luther King Jr. met Malcolm X just once. The …

(Additionally, most students are reduced to wondering "What were Malcolm's achievements?", looking for a laundry list they can compare to Martin Luther King, Jr.

In order to share his feelings and dreams with the rest of the nation, Martin Luther King Jr.

On my site, for instance, there's a rather simplistic "before true Islam", "after true Islam" dichotomy that makes little room for nuance, complexity and the process of changes Malcolm underwent.

and Malcolm X are two powerful men in particular who brought hope to blacks in the United States.

Martin Luther King, Angela Davis, Malcolm X: Civil …

were established ministers.
Equal or Not?
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.

Jackson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr

"He was a popular student, especially with his female classmates,
"but an unmotivated student who floated though his first two years."

Civil Rights Activist
Later Life
Malcolm X
In 1964 he received
the Nobel Peace Prize,
becoming the youngest
to receive the award.
He was assassinated
on the evening of April 4,
1968 in Memphis, Tennessee

Malcolm X
Malcolm X was born may 19,1925.
He had a hard life when he was growing up .
Malcolm s house burned down followed by his father being murdered .
His Father Was murdered by the KKK(Klu Klux Klan)
His mother had a break down and his family was split up.
He was raised in Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
Malcolm X was a christian but soon converted over to Islam from the influence from other jail inmates.
He adopted his muslim name when converted to the "Black Muslim" movement.
Similarities and Differences
Martin Luther
King Jr.
Born Tuesday January 15,1929, Martin Luther king Jr.

Malcolm X Lesson | Photos and Facts - EL Civics

However, when a favorite teacher told Malcolm his dream of becoming a lawyer was 'no realistic goal for a nigger,' Malcolm lost interest in school."

Civil rights activist
Childhood & Religion
Martin Luther
King Jr.
"He skipped both the ninth and eleventh grades, and entered Morehouse College in Atlanta at age 15, in 1944.

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Martin Luther King Jr., due to his importance in the civil rights movement of the 1950's and 1960's, motivated masses with his tremendous speeches and actions.

Martin Luther King and Malcolm X waiting for press conference, 1964.

King on Malcolm X:
"You know, right before he was killed he came down to Selma and said some pretty passionate things against me, and that surprised me because after all it was my territory there.