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Short term impact of Malcolm X
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What short term impact did Malcolm X have on the Black Civil Right Movement 1965-1968?
Malcolm X a 'symbol of hope' or 'father divine'. Historians have argued over the impact he had on the progression of Civil Rights, the methods he used and the overall persona of the man; Verney states "Malcolm X's achievements were of a more abstract and philosophical nature"1 however, Walter Myers would argue that he was much more forward in his thinking "Malcolm spoke for the voiceless, for the people from whom not even some black leaders wanted to hear"2. Clearly he had a much tougher upbringing than the likes of Martin Luther King, maybe this was why he stood for a much more radical approach. However, the likes of Stokely Carmichael would argue that his impact was just as great as other Black Civil Rights leaders, describing Malcolm as a "hero...-our heroes"3, just emphasising how highly thought of he was.
"Malcolm could fairly be judged a failure by the conventional measures of leadership"4 and essentially Carmichael would agree to an extent "I wish that nigger would shut up talking about all this hate, killing and violence"5 on the other
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