Malcolm X and Martin Luther King

Black History Month

Malcolm Little:

  • Believed you should fight fire with fire
  • Follower of Elijah Muhammad (Islam)
  • A thug and a hustler
  • "If you were black you were born in jail"
  • Saw white people as the enemy
  • Changed his name to X because "little" is the slave master's name

Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Was A non-violent protester
  • Christian
  • Preacher
  • "I have a dream"
  • believed in equal rights

Common:

  • Assassinated
  • Leaders
  • Inspirational speeches
  • Protesters
  • Freedom to blacks