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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Martin Luther King vs. Malcolm X Childhood Childhood Childhood Childhood Malcolm X grew up in an underprivileged environment that was very hostile with barely any schooling. His dad died and his mother put him and his 7 siblings in foster care. Education Education Education Education Attended a segregated Georgia public school, Morehouse College,Crozer Theological Seminary, andBoston University. King grew up in a middle class familyand was well educated. His father was a preacher. Left school at an early age to be involved of a life of crime, and once he was in prison he started copying the dictionary and self-educating himself with books. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, butby the content of their character. Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend. I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against. If you're not ready to die for it, put the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary. The American Negro never can be blamed for his racial animosities - he is only reacting to 400 years of the conscious racism of the American whites. MLK was very brave, persistent, patient, and an overall great leader. Malcolm X was a man of impeccable integrity. He was charismatic, well spoken, and well liked by those who knew him. Characteristics Characteristics MLK wanted for all men and women to be equal.He wanted everyone to have all the rights they deserve. He also wantedto help end poverty andimprove workers' rights. He wanted to achieve all of this peacefully. Goals Goals Malcolm X wanted for African Americans to be treated equally and to have all their rights, but didn't care what it might take and was willing to take a violent approach. The Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Birmingham Campaign, the Marchon Washington, and the SCLC. Actions Actions Malcolm X was the second most sought after speaker in the United States in 1963, he led one of the nations largest civil rights events known as the Unity Rally in Harlem, he converted Muhammad Ali, and wrote an autobiography. He pushed America to fulfill its promise of equal rights for all. He taught people to never give up, and was the spark that ignited the fight for equality. Legacy Legacy He dared to speak truth to power by offering a revolutionary vision of a new American and global society and, through his own activism, attempted to turn this dream into reality.
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