Compare And Contrast Martin Luther King And Malcolm X

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The philosophy that made the most sense for America in the 1960s was Martin Luther King, Jr. because he protest for racial equality through nonviolence, because he sets a precedent for future generations, and because he favors an integrated America. Martin Luther King and Malcolm X are two prominent figures who helped transform America into a more united nation. On March 26, 1964, they met at the United States Capitol building to witness the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. According to the photograph of Document A, both men expressed mutual respect and warmth through shaking hands and smiling at the camera. This indicates that even though Martin Luther King and Malcolm X both share a common mission of ending racial segregation and discrimination against African Americans, they have contrasting stance on how to achieve…show more content…
He thinks it would fill “the minds of our children [with] vicious lies and distortions that are fed to us from the cradle to keep us mentally enslaved,” (Document E). However, he fails to realize that an integrated classroom means blacks are changing history, what the whites are teaching would be consider as inaccurate and they have to re-write the American history. Malcolm prefers that his organization, Organization of Afro-American Unity, “establish[es] experimental institutes and educational workshops, liberation schools and child-care centers in Afro-American communities,” (Document E). Although he wants African American children to feel safe from the whites’ oppression in school, Malcolm does not take into account that by separating the schools, he hinders the black children from interacting with the white children and letting them learn how to accept each other no matter the race. Thus, white children would continue to harass black children unless they understand how to respect each other in a mixed learning
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