Firstly, MLK and Malcolm X were a lot alike. Both had a similar vision of a future of blacks and whites together. However, MLK approached the Civil Rights Movement preaching non-violent civil disobedience. While Malcolm X believed that violence was the only way to get their equality. MLK also believed that blacks and whites should be totally desegregated, and Malcolm X thought that blacks and whites should remain segregated, but whites should not control everything blacks do (Boelstler). People usually believe that Malcolm X and his followers just attacked racist whites, but this is not true. Malcolm X and his group only used violence when they were attacked by angry whites during their protests. MLK and his followers never used violence, and still were punished as they had committed a serious crime. Even when MLK’s followers were brutally ...
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...alcolm X made some very big movements during the movement, but just did not touch as many Americans in need or led huge rallies like MLK did. That is why when the average American thinks about the Civil Rights Movement, they think about Dr. Martin Luther King JR.
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