Leaders of Civil Rights

Martin Luther King Jr. , Malcolm X , Stokely Carmichael.

Martin Luther King Jr.

He was a leader in the African American civil rights movement. He believed in using non-violence in his civil rights acts. He became a civil rights activist early in his career. Helped the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped the Southern Christian Leadership Confrence serving as there first president. He organized non violent protests in Birmingham, Alabama that attracted national attention. When he gave his." I have a dream " speech he established his reputation as one of the greatest civil rights leaders in American history.
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Malcom X

He was an African American Muslim minister and human rights activist. People accused him of teaching racism and violence. He has been called one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history. As a spokesman for the nation of Islam he taught black supremacy and separation of black and white Americans.

Stokely Carmichael

He was a black activist in the 1960's in the American civil rights movement. When he was 19 years old he went to Howard University. He was a part of the SNCC (student non violent coordinating committee) and the freedom riders. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer and died at the age of 57.