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Why did some black activists reject the approach of Martin Luther King towards civil rights?

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Question 2: why did some black activists reject the approach of Martin Luther King towards civil rights? Two main black activist leaders of the early 1950's were Martin Luther King andMalcolm X. Today, both of these men would be remembered as 'great leaders'.However, these two men had totally different approaches towards meeting the same main goal. Both Martin Luther King and Malcolm X fought for civil rights; however Malcolm X also wanted to have a separate black society whereas Martin Luther "wanted the integration of white people with black people. Malcolm X believed that violence was the key to his goat whereas Martin Luther King chose to take the non-violent approach This is one reason why some black activists rejected, the approach of Martin Luther King to civil rights. His non violent attitude led some black activists to conclude that Martin Luther king was too closely connected to white people Also, despite Martin Luther King's efforts, discrimination was still occurring. ...read more.


discrimination and violence, they began to question the effectiveness on Martin Luther King's non violent approach An example of a non-violent protest that Martin Luther King led would be his peaceful demonstration in Birmingham, Alabama in April 1963, in which he was arrested and his supporters were attacked with fire hoses, tear gas, dogs and cattle prods. 3300 of the peaceful demonstrators were also arrested as a result of the demonstration. This made doubtful black activists even more reluctant towards accepting Martin Luther's non-violent ways and led them to believe that violence was the only way to obtain their goals, as the non-violence approach had failed them. Another demonstration led by Martin Luther King was The March on Washington' which took place on 29' August 1963. Over 250,000 demonstrators attended The March on Washington, in attempt to gain civil rights for all. rights for all. During this demonstration, Martin Luther King made his famous "I have a dream" speech in which he expressed his dream that one day all races would he seen as equal. ...read more.


Along with many other black activists, Malcolm X chose to reject the approach of Martin Luther King, and Malcolm X went on to become most influential militant black leader of his time. Like others who chose to reject the approach of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X did not trust him and didn't hesitate to persuade his followers to share his feelings towards Martin Luther King. Malcolm X was not secretive towards his feelings of Martin Luther King. When Martin Luther King won a Nobel peace prize, Malcolm X reacted by saying "He got the peace prize, we got the problem. I don't want the white man to give me medals. If I'm following a general and he's leading me into battle and the enemy tend to give him rewards, I'd get suspicious of him" By criticising Martin Luther King, Malcolm X also proves that he sees the outcome of Martin Luther Kings efforts as below satisfactory. Malcolm X led many of his black activist followers to share his views of Martin Luther King. Therefore, It can he seen that black activists and leaders chose to reject the approach of Martin Luther King to civil rights for numerous reasons. ...read more.

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