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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcom X His grandfather started theirfamily's tenure as pastors.MLK was a co-pastor withhis dad. He attended segregatedpublic schools in Georgia.He also attended MorehouseCollege, Crozer TheologicalSeminary, and Boston University. Became pastor at Dexter AvenueBaptist Church in 1954.In December 1955 he becamethe leader of the MontgomeryBus Boycott. The boycott lasted 382 days. In 1957, he was electedpresident of the SouthernChristian LeadershipConference. From 1957 until his deathin 1968, King traveled oversix million miles and spoke twenty-five hundred times, appearing where there wasinjustice, protest, and action. His most famous speechwas the "I Have A Dream"speech. He was named Man ofthe Year by TIMEmagazine in 1963. He won the NobelPeace Prize at theage of 35, which isthe youngest man towin it. He was killed in Memphis,Tennessee on April 4,1968. Born Malcom Littlein Omaha, Nebraskaon May 19, 1925. Hewas 1 of 8 children. His father, Earl Little, was a Baptist minister. In 1929, the family movedto Michigan where whiteracists tried to burn downtheir house and Earl wasran down by a trolley car. Malcom was sent tojuvenile detention at 13 and moved in withhis sister at age 16 inBoston. "Love is the only forcecapable of transforming an enemy into a friend." "Faith is taking the firststep even when you don'tsee the whole staircase." "The time is always right to do what's right." He was arrested in 1946for burglary and sentencedto 10 years in prison. Hewas 20 years old. Prison was his salvation.he read about history,philosophy, and religion. He learned about theBlack Muslims, led byElijah Muhammad. It was based in Chicago, and Muhammad preachedagainst white racism andadvocated a Muslim wayof life. Whites were depicted asdescended from the deviland born to harm blacks. He was released in 1952 and took name Malcom X.He commited to nation ofIslam and became eloquent speaker. Muslims were anti-integration and considerednon-violence absurd. Theywould not cooperate withthe NAACP and CORE. Malcom X broke with Muhammad and formedthe Muslim Mosque. The future belongs to thosewho prepare for it today. I don't even call it violencewhen it's self-defense;I call it intelligence. In 1965, his house was firebombed and he was assassinated a week later.
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