Malcolm X

Fight For Our Rights


In December 1954, Malcolm became the minister at of the NOI's Boston mosque in Temple NO.11 and the following year he became the mister at temple NO. 12 in Philadelphia. Beginning in the 1960s, Malcolm X was invited to participate in numerous debates, including forums on radio stations in Los Angeles, New York, Washington. He was also invited to universities, such as, Harvard Law School, Howard University, Columbia University. In 1963, the New York Times reported that Malcolm X was the second most sought after speaker in the United States. On June 29 1963, Malcolm X lead the Unity Rally in Harlem.


Malcolm believed as many others that Christianity was a white mans religion forced upon them during the times of slavery. Feeling Islam was closer to African roots he joined the nation of Islam. These people were known as Black Muslims due to their black pride and nationalism.

Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. or Malcolm X ???

I believe Malcolm X's Philosophy made the most sense. I say this because to have your people beaten and killed and jailed over and over would become agitating and highly annoying. It isn't fair the white policemen can send dogs to attack innocent people and use water hoes as weaponry. Many believe Dr.Martin Luther King had the greatest impact , however, i insist Malcolm did due to the self defense mechanism he used to protect themselves. I feel the fight the power type attitude was best for the 1960's showing head officials we weren't scared to come back at them with all we had.

By: Destiny Stokes