National Influence

King and Malcolm

Dr. Martin luther king jr

King was a socialist activist who led the civil rights movement in the 1968. King believe in Gandhi's teaching of "strength does not come from physical capacity. it comes from an indomitable will." king was born on 1929 and in Atlanta. King's father was a baptist pastor in Ebeneezer Baptist church. King attended to a segregated public school in George and graduating at the age 15.King also received his B.A. degree in 1948 at more house college. In 1951, king was awarded the B.D and where he was elected president in a premonitory white senior class.


king had a passion in medical and law school as well. King learn about civil disobedient when he arrive at More House college this was when he first read about it.

During King's year he also study about Plato, Aristotle, Luther, Locke, Kant, and Rousseau.Out of all the historical figure he studied. He was more influence on Gandhi. King was inspire in Gandhi because King saw that Gandhi didn't use any physical force to harm any one. Instead Gandhi use the method of preaching to others about peace and calm will change the world in the long run.

Malcolm X (Malcolm Little)

Malcolm X was known as Malcolm little until he change his name in August 7, 1952. He was strongly influenced by the black panther who was Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. They believe that violence will speed up the rights of ending segregation. Malcolm aid the black panther with his revolutionary ideas. With his influence he made a slogan for the black panther call "The Ballot or the Bullet." The reason why the slogan was call that because it was a speech that Malcolm gave it talk about the loss of humanity life because of stupidity separation.


In February 21, 1965 Malcolm X was assassinated by his own group. The reason why he was assassinated because they thought that he was betraying what he believe in and went against everything they work for. Although Malcolm a assassinated his death influenced many others that everybody rights was important. Not just only African american but to all nation that everybody is equal.

A Nation's King

The X's in our lives

My perspective

As I see it I feel that both King and Malcolm are great influences. The reason why because if you think about it kings way is great. The non-violence action to help prevent future disaster. At the same time I feel that Malcolm is great to ,because he believe that violence speeds up the process. I agree with him as well. It hard to choose with side I would agree on to help the civil rights movement with out being so bias toward one to another. Kings way does make sense because of Gandhi's teaching.


"A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act." you see Gandhi's words makes me understand why king was so peaceful. Its stating that if you offer your self with out violence you will get what you desire. and that's what king believe in.This can also apply to Malcolm as well, because Malcolm did change his teaching after he practice the Muslim way. He view that violence isn't the answer. And also state that everybody should be even out and equal.


“If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward." this was a quote from king and it was about never giving up. As king did he never gave up even in his death we was always remember as the person who stand up for freedom of all race. As for Malcolm he stated that "You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom" I believe that this quote was very helpful in his speech. The reason why because nobody can really have freedom due to the law and have their own peace. Malcolm was a very open minded person and always seek for freedom. He always question about the freedom of what we have and what we don't have is it really freedom if were limited.


Although they have different way to obtain their freedom and their goal. They both share a common will and way. They both did believe that everybody should have freedom.

Malcolm X

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Martin Luther King Jr

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