Leaders in civil rights

Martin Luther King Jr, Malcom X, and Stokely Carmicheal

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. was a man that will be forever remember in history. MLK was born January 15, 1929 King graduted highschool at age 15. King became pastor of the Dexters Avenue Baptist church in Montgomery, Alabama, when he was twenty-five years old, in 1954. King fought for civil rights for African Americans . MLK believed in non-violence, he marched, did sit ins and he was the leader for the NAACP he was Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's success with non-violent activism, King had "for a long time.wanted to take a trip to India" and he did. King was assinssated on April 4 1968 In a balcony of a hotel in Tennessee.

Martin Luther King Jr. Compare and Contrasted to other voices in civil rights for African Americans

Martin Luther King Jr. was different from some of the more radical civil rights leaders such as Malcolm X and Stokely Carmichael. They believed in fighting back, using force when necessary. One of Malcom Xs famous qoutes was“Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.”. Even though these men were very different they were still very alike. They were all huge voices, people still looked up to all of them and they were all seeking change.

Civil rights leaders

Malcolm X

What did Malcolm X stand for?

Malcolm X was born May 19th 1925 the name he was born with was Malcom little. Malclom X was an African-American Muslim minister and human advicet. He was a troubled man. has a young boy both his parents were killed and Malclom was put into foster care. In his teenage years he wanted to become a lawyer until his dreams were crushed by one if his teachers, he would soon drop out of school and move to Harlem were he started to get introuble with the law. He was sent to jail were he started to read on religious organization the Nation of Islam with his brother Reginald. Malcolm would soon follow the footsteps of Elijah Muhammad. Later he broke of from Muhammad and started something of his own. One of Malcolms famous qoutes was "non violence is great as long as it works". To him it didn't, so he used a different approach. Malcolm told African Americans to fight back and stand for what's right. Malcolm X was assinssated At a speaking engagement in the Manhattan's Audubon Ballroom on February 21, 1965.

Malcolm X compare and contrast

Malcolm X was different from leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. Malcolm X wasn't a non violent person. He would fight back when under attack he wanted everyone to know. He disagreed with Martin Luther King Jr. Message he said "MLK is telling the white man what he wants to hear" . One thing they did have in common is they might have been the two biggest voice during that time.
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Stokely Carmichael

Stokely Carmicheal born June 29, 1941 was the recreation of Black power he worked in the civil rights movement. He garduated from Howard Unvistersity and worked on black power movements first as a leader in the SNCC. He lead a group in D.C after MLKs assassination which soon turned violent and turn into a riot, which Carmichael soon got blamed for he was a part of the black Pathers but began to distance himself when he started to agree with Malcolm X about white advicts that attempted to help. Years later Carmicheal was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1996 he was treated for two years and died in 1998.

Stokely Carmichael compare and contrast

Carmichael was much like Malcolm X, standing up and fighting back. He was also a lot like MLK he wasn't looking for trouble, Stokely would march non violently until things started to get out if hand then the Malcolm X in Stokely came out.
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Which leader I think was the most successful?

I would love to say Malcolm X but that's not the case. Martin Luther King Jr. By far made the biggest impact, with his non violence and strong minded behavior he made the world a better place. Not fighting fire with fire but fighting fire with water and he is one of the reason the fire isn't burning as bright now.