Ideas and Influences of Malcolm X


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Ideas and Influences of Malcolm X
Malcolm X (1925-1965) occupies a unique place in the history of the American civil rights movement and of American race relations in general. In his short lifetime, Malcolm X (born Malcolm Little) emerged as the leading spokesperson for a form of radical black nationalism that, in the early 1960s, was one of two alternatives for African-Americans seeking greater representation and influence in the United States; the other alternative was the more peaceful and accommodating path represented by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Differences in the Upbringings of Malcolm X and Dr. King
Malcolm X’s life was in direct contrast to that of King. Malcolm X was born into poverty in the rural state of Nebraska...
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.....e he began his journey at one end of the spectrum and was slowly moving towards the other when he was assassinated at the young age of forty.
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