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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Martin Luther King, Jr. vs Malcolm X Upbringings: Was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 19, 1925 by Earl Little, a preacher who was also a active supporter of the black nationalist and Louise Little, a homemaker. Spent most of his childhood in foster care after his mother was sent to a mental hospital and his father died in a car accident. He learned of the value of brotherhood, to trust people, and the proper value and respect for time determines success or failure. Education: Malcolm X attended West Junior High School, and he excelled academically, but dropped out at the age of 15. After dropping out of high school he moved to Boston to live with his sister and was soon arrested for larceny and was sentenced for ten years.While he was in jail he read constantly to make up his years of education that he missed by dropping out of high school. Characteristics: He encouraged blacks to fight for violence against white oppressors, he had inspired many African Americans to fight proactively, and he was a prominent of self-defense. Goals: His goal was to fight for the rights of black people to enable them to free themselves from what he considered to be the yoke of white identity they could not escape if they lived in a dominant white culture. Message: The future belongs to those who prepare for it today-this means you have to prepare for your future to have a better tomorrow. If you have no critics you'll likely have no success-this means that if you don't put yourself out there, nobody's going to criticize you. American preaches integration and practices segregation- this means that the American people go out and perform what they preach. Actions: He inspired people by his powerful speeches and his determination for equal independence even if it included violence. Legacy: Malcolm X had a limited impact on the Civil Rights movement because he could not rally younger supporters and he took on the idea of separatism and did not want to unify with other civil rights activists. Upbringings: Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta Georgia by Michael Luther King, Sr., a preacher and Alberta Williams King, a housewife. His childhood included reading and memorizing the Bible because he was very involved with the Church. Being a ministers son and havingthe support from his parents he learned the core values of life and responsibility. Education: As a child King attended Atlanta Public Schools, then Booker T. Washington High School. He excelled academically and at age 15 he accepted at Morehouse College in Atlanta. He graduated from Morehouse with a B.A. degree in sociology and then enrolled Crozer Theological Seminary, which he graduated with a B.Div. degree. Characteristics: King had a preaching method to his speeches, led many boycotts that would change the country, and was a civil rights leader that would not fight with violence.Goals: King's goal was to bring reform of the economic and political racial society's of the 1960's in America. Message: The time is always right to do what is right- this means that you should always do the right thing. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere- if there is injustice anywhere in the world it will be harder to have justice everywhere in the world. We must create time creatively- this means to use your time wisely and in unique ways. Actions: He was influential by fighting for noble cause , with nonviolent weapons. He proved that all people are equal, irrespective of race, and religion. Legacy: King made an impact by bringing publicity to major civil rights activities and efforts. Emphasize and encourage the importance of non-violent protest and resistance. He also provided leadership to the African-American civil rightsmovement. Both made an impact on the worldand became well known civil rightsactivists of their generation.
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