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Explain how blacks disagreed amongst themselves in the 1960's about the best ways to try to gain more civil rights? By Anna Giacopazzi During the 1960's Blacks tried to gain more Civil Rights, however there were disagreements amongst the way to go about gaining more power. Martin Luther King was a big character in helping persuade people's choices with his speech, 'I have a dream', which was very deep, and his wishes on what he thought society should think about civil rights, however due to his assassination sadly he was never alive to see his dreams put into action. Malcolm X was another character involved strongly in changing how people perceived blacks, although he was a very impatient man, and the two men both disagreed on their methods of action towards changing society. Martin Luther King had a very peaceful and direct approach about changing society. He took part in marches, strikes and boycotts, alongside many other blacks, and in time whites. Many people liked this approach as it was peaceful and was trying to settle the equality amongst people, not trying to be above whites. ...read more.


His father was a Baptist minister alike himself, so they had a strong Christian background. He was well educated and from a middle class background, therefore knowing how to approach the Civil Rights movement in a peaceful way, explaining the direct action he used. He had many influences; Gandhi, who was the leader of the Indian nationalist movement against British Rule, and is widely considered as the father of his country. His doctrine of his non-violent protest to achieve political and social progress, has been hugely influential, which explains the non violent approach. Another was his family, who also believed in what King thought Many things, making him act violent towards others, influenced Malcolm X's reasons. He was brought up, poor and with little education. He converted to Islam and became a Muslim, influenced by his ego and Islam. Malcolm X came from the North were discrimination was mostly. However in the south where King live, also being his birthplace, and here is living and working against segregation. ...read more.


In an attempt to persuade Congress to pass Kennedy's proposed legislation, King and other Civil Rights leaders organized the famous March on Washington for jobs and freedom. Bayard Rustin was given overall control of the march and he managed to persuade the leaders of all the various Civil Rights groups to participate in the planned protest meeting at the Lincoln Memorial. One of the biggest factors was the media help. Although it was supported more by the public from King, as people preferred his approach, as his method was less violent. There was also presidential help from Kennedy, who wanted the Civil Rights act, however he died and Johnson who took over put the act into place. The 1964 Civil Rights Act made racial discrimination in public places, such as theatres, restaurants and hotels, illegal. It also required employers to provide equal employment opportunities. Projects involving federal funds could now be cut off if there is evidence of discrimination based on colour, race or national origin. All of these helped in gaining Civil Rights, although King's way was most preferred, Malcolm X did help with a huge amount of the Black population supporting him, but he lost out on support from the Whites who backed King. ...read more.

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