Dr. Martin Luther King And Malcolm X

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The civil right s movement was a time for change, to be able to change we need people to step out of the box, be brave and set an example for what the right thing to do is. There were two people that stood out during this time. That was Dr. Martin Luther King and Sunni Islam follower Malcolm X. Without these two individuals colored people still might be discriminated for the color of their skin. At that time the idea of all people being created equal was a joke and was never thought to happen in the future. Most people knew that discrimination was wrong and not the right thing to do but they didn’t want to take a chance and act upon it. There were two men that would take a chance and did not care about what other people thought of them... View More »

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That same year he made a pilgrimage to Mecca and shortly afterwards he embraced orthodox Islam and took the name El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz. As I said before Malcolm X held a grudge against white people mainly because he envied them because they were able to do whatever they wanted, because of this and some other things he created the term “black power”. Malcolm started going around the United States and giving speeches on discrimination and had a unique way of telling his speeches to the people. He would act mad and would encourage anger to the people who are against you mainly the white people. These kind of speeches made Malcolm X stand out. Then abruptly and sadly, kind of expected Malcolm X died in New York City on February 21st 1965. He was shot and died as a result. He was 39 years, 9 months and 2 days old when he died. Although it was never quite answered who killed this great American leader Malcolm often stated during his last years that he thought the people from the Nation of Islam were planning to murder him and he cites as a source that it was because Elijah Muhammad was jealous of all the attention he was getting in the media and because Malcolm could do something that he couldn’t which was talk in front of the college crowds and defends his beliefs about the Nation of Islam and his faith. Ultimately as far as anyone knows he was right and he was murdered while giving a speech in Harlem. The description of how he died was that someone created a distraction in the back of the room where he was preparing to make a speech and someone else came to the stage and ...

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