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Describe the different methods used by Malcolm X and Martin Luther King in campaign for civil rights?

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Describe the different methods used by Malcolm X and Martin Luther King in campaign for civil rights? The long and hard road of the civil rights campaign saw many different methods and leaders influence the progress that it took. Along the road great leaders made it their duty to improve the civil rights situation in America, however the way in which they undertook their duty varied in style and temperament. Here is a look at two of the greatest black leaders which inspired the civil rights campaign and how each targeted the situation they were trying to achieve towards the civil rights movement. Malcolm X was one of these great leaders. The way he tackled the civil rights movement was largely influenced by the upbringing he received. During his family life, Malcolm X saw his family continually being harassed and attacked by whites. ...read more.


With his critical white background he believed that black and white people integration was not the key, largely similar to the ideas of Marcus Garvey. Coming from the north, Malcolm X saw that whites were just as racist as in the south but in more subtle ways. The method towards the civil rights campaign followed his life as he believed that self defence against white aggression was perfectly acceptable. The violent views he showed were perceived by many to be a tool of fear towards the white and black community, hoping to achieve action in a way forward for black people. Martin Luther King was another great black leader. However in contrast to Malcolm X, King had a different aim, strategy and feeling towards the civil rights movement. This was partly due to the differ in upbringing which King received. King grew up in the south of America in a sustained family with wealth, owning a local pasture. ...read more.


He had grown up with and seen the hardship that blacks were suffering in the north, through means of society and economy. Blacks he saw had no means for the equality which whites showed in the north if they could not afford and use it. Martin Luther King was much the opposite. He believed in provoking a response for action by means of a peaceful protest. Coming from the south, King wanted to grant blacks the right to equality which they deserved. He had grown up in a wealthy family and so had not suffered from the same economic and social problems which Malcolm X had faced. Both leaders were important towards the movement in the civil rights. Martin Luther King helped to change the situation in the south for blacks, while Malcolm X tackled the problem of the northern way of life for blacks. Both leaders as extremely important as the other. Matthew Wilde 12RPG Civil Rights Page 1 of 3 ...read more.

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