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Malcolm X: Paving the Way for the Rights of African Americans

- Of the people whose names are mentioned in history, some men like Thomas Edison are praised for their genius minds, while others such as Adolf Hitler are criticized for leaving a depressing legacy behind. While it is relative easy to notice the type of legacies these two men left, legacies of other men are often vague and they seem to be imbedded in gray shadows. This is how many people view the life of Malcolm X. Malcolm X during his lifetime had influenced many African Americans to step up for their rights against the injustices by the American government....   [tags: Malcolm X, ]

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Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

- After reading the introduction in the book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, I was struck by some interesting information and noticed things within the introduction that were relevant to my life. In the introduction, Gladwell basically gave a summary of a town called Roseto. He went on to explain that the people that lived in Roseto never died of heart dieses and other illnesses because of the way their community grew up. The information was very intriguing. In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell states, “For men over sixty-five, the death rate from disease in Roseto was roughly half that of the United States as a whole” (Gladwell 7)....   [tags: literary analysis, Malcolm Gladwell]

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Sociological Perspective on "Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell

- What are its necessary components and how are they connected to each other. What is the structure of a particular culture and how is it different from other culture order. Where does this society place in human history. These are the questions often asked about humanity and in the book “outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell he explains what we question about in depth and it explains everything in a sociological perspective. In the book “outliers” one of the chapters takes a glance at the reality that a astonishing amount of numbers of the most dominant and successful corporate lawyers in New York City have approximately the exact same biography: they are Jewish men, born in the Bronx or Brooklyn in...   [tags: sociology, Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell, ]

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The Enduring Legacy of Malcolm X

- If there was any one man who demonstrated the anger, the struggle, and the beliefs of African Americans in the 1960s, that man was Malcolm X. The African American cultural movement of the 1920s lost momentum in the 1930s because of worldwide economic depression. The Great Depression helped to divert attention from cultural to economic matters. Even before the stock market crash of 1929, unemployment and poverty among blacks was exceptionally high. It was under these difficult conditions that Malcolm X experienced his youth in the South....   [tags: The Life of Malcolm X]

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Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X philosophies

- The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing. The Civil Rights Movement began shortly after the end of World War II. The United States took a big turn with the Supreme Court’s decision in the Brown vs. the Board of Education case. This decision sparked a revolution that forever changed America. Once this movement began, it didn’t stop, there was no turning back and Martin Luther King Jr. realized this while Malcolm X didn‘t. He preached a change that African Americans would grow but only through nonviolence....   [tags: civil rights, mlk, malcolm x, racism]

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Free Essays - Autobiography of Malcolm X

- Review of the Autobiography of Malcolm X The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told by Alex Haley is about a man who changed the history of America. Malcolm (Little) X preached what he believed about racism, discrimination, and segregation. He went through many changes in his fight for equality. The three transformations that really changed the way Malcolm thought and preached where his transformation in prison, his transformation into the Islamic religion (following Elijah Muhammad), and the biggest transformation of all, his pilgrimage to Mecca....   [tags: Malcolm X Essays]

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The Autobiography of Malcolm X

- The Autobiography of Malcolm X Malcolm Little was born on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. At the time of his birth, Malcolm's father was a Baptist Minister. His mom was a writer of Marcus Garvey. Before he was born, his father had 3 children with his previous marriage and 3 before him with his mom. Malcolm's father played a big role in scripting his life from early childhood by the beliefs that he carried and gave to the children by Garvey's teachings . He taught Malcolm to be a very strong man to be able to provide for himself without any help....   [tags: Malcolm X Civil Rights American History Essays]

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Rhetorical Analysis of Malcolm X's Speech, The Ballot Or The Bullet

- Malcolm X: His very name is a stab to the beliefs of the white supremacists of his time—"X" symbolizing "the rejection of ‘slave-names' and the absence of an inherited African name to take its place." Similarly, in his speech "The Ballot or the Bullet", Malcolm X denounces the actions of the white population, without any attempts to appeal to them; his approach to the civil rights issue is in complete opposition to the tactics of other civil rights leaders of his time, such as Martin Luther King, Jr....   [tags: Rhetoric of Malcolm X Speech]

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Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X: Icons for the Civil Rights Movement

- Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X were two individuals who not only helped the African-American plight during the Civil Rights Movement, but served as icons to the history of their race. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X grew up in very different environments. King Jr. came from a middle class family where education was a significant value in his home life. Malcolm X, on the other hand, was raised in a foster home after his father’s murder and his mom was put into a mental institution. He was a self-taught individual who did not receive much in the way of a formal education....   [tags: Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Civil Rights Mo]

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Malcolm X

- Americans often say that Malcolm X was ¡°the angriest Negro in America¡± (p. 366). They assume that Malcolm X emphasized only violence to the white and separation of the black from the white. However, is this assumption about Malcolm X really true. Not, at all. The image of Malcolm X as an icon of ¡°black power¡± is not a truth but a myth made by media. Although I grant that Malcolm X had been a radical activist who had tried to improve life of the black and to separate the black from the white before quitting the Nation of Islam, I still argue that Malcolm X eventually realized that the white and the black could exist together with harmony under GOD, Allah, after Hajj....   [tags: History Civil Rights Malcolm X]

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Comparing Peter Tosh and Malcolm X

- Comparing Peter Tosh and Malcolm X Introduction: Who Were These Men. Maya Angelou, a contemporary author and poet, once asserted,"No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place."It is this quote that serves as the underlying principle in an effort to demonstrate the commonalities that tie Peter Tosh and Malcolm X together by a similar history of slavery. No other quote is more fitting to exemplify how Peter Tosh and Malcolm X came to understand themselves and their relation to the rest of mankind....   [tags: Civil Rights Racism Malcolm X Peter Tosh Essays]

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Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

- Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.      African Americans are fortunate to have leaders who fought for a difference in Black America. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X are two powerful men in particular who brought hope to blacks in the United States. Both preached the same message about Blacks having power and strength in the midst of all the hatred that surrounded them. Even though they shared the same dream of equality for their people, the tactics they implied to make these dreams a reality were very different....   [tags: Malcolm X Luther King Compare Essays]

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The Autobiography of Malcolm X

- The Famous advocate famously known as Malcolm X was once called Malcolm Little. Malcolm Little grew up in a little farm town close to Omaha, Nebraska. Malcolm Little was his slave name so after his freedom he dropped little and added the X. The X was associated with an unknown identity. The book goes into detail using his own words as well as the proceived writing of Alex Haley. The book goes into a detail of Malcolms life and how his childhood shaed him up for his future as an advocator for equal rights....   [tags: freedom, prison, little malcom]

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Martin and Malcolm

- Although Martin Luther King and Malcolm X both provided exceptional leadership during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960's, both took different paths in fighting for African American rights. The two, separately, were the defining figures of the 1960's black freedom struggle. On one side, you had a comfortable middle-class family southern Baptist: King, who advocated nonviolence learned through the studying of Gandhi juxtaposed with X, advocating social awareness who learned by experiencing injustice in society while studying lessons on Islam and black power....   [tags: Race, American History]

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The Life and Legacy of Malcolm X

- The Life and Legacy of Malcolm X Malcolm X should be everyone’s hero, someone people like myself should look up to as a human being. Anyone who thinks otherwise is either a racist or is extremely ignorant. Malcolm X wore his heart on his sleeve and whether right or wrong he was never afraid to say what was on his mind to anyone who cared to listen. I personally believe Malcolm X’s beliefs give me strength to do what's right and carry myself with dignity. I remember, as a kid, my parents had tons of books about Black History books....   [tags: hero, belief, powerful, essential, work]

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Malcolm X Impact on the World

- ... Due to his father involvement in the civil rights movement, his family was often harassed by the white supremacist group known as the Ku Klux Klan and one of its other organization, the Black Legion. When Malcolm Little was four years old, Klan members busted all of the windows in their family home, causing Malcolm’s father to move the family from Omaha, Nebraska to East Lansing, Michigan. The Little’s moved to Michigan in 1929, shortly after their move a racist mob set their house on fire. In 1931 Earl Little was found dead on the train tracks....   [tags: race, racism, change, society]

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A Deeper Look into Malcolm X

- Bang. Bang. One of the most argumentatively predominant civil rights leaders was murdered in the Audubon Ballroom in Manhattan on February 21, 1965 (Malcolm X Bio). Malcolm X spent his whole life contributing to African-American civil rights. You may have already heard of him in the history books; however, there is a lot of information that they do not say. Malcolm used his religion and radical viewpoints, which may be why so much information is left out of the history books, to promote the advancement of his race and to become one of the leading activists for civil rights....   [tags: african american, drugs, dirty money]

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Malcolm X: Leader and Mover

- “Brothers. Brothers, please. This is a house of peace!” These were Malcolm X’s last words before he was assassinated. His childhood was a stressful start and his life ended in a tragedy. Malcolm Little was destined to become great, inspirational, a leader. He was a very smart kid, inspired others to be like him. Most will probably remember him as a threat, a criminal, and an outlaw; but when you observe the bright side of his life, his greatness tends to shine. Even though Malcolm X had a very difficult childhood, he deeply contributed to the Civil Rights Movement....   [tags: biography, kkk, civil rights movement]

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Malcolm X: An Activist for Equality

- Almost nearly 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, many African Americans in Southern states still inhabited an unequal world of segregation and other various forms of oppression, including race-inspired violence. A perfect example of the segregation that was going on in the South was Jim Crow. The “Jim Crow” law is the former practice of segregating black people in the U.S in which was mostly upheld in the Southern States. The local and state levels secluded them from classrooms and bathrooms, from theaters and train cars, from juries and legislatures....   [tags: Discrimination, Opposition, violence]

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Brief Biography of Malcolm X

- Malcolm X was a political machine that was influenced by the Civil Rights Era he was born into. Even though Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X were Civil Rights Leaders, they both had different ideas on how to get their point across. Malcolm X believed in the use of violence in self-defense and the establishment of a community separate for African Americans. After Malcolm X left the Nation of Islam, he became more peaceful and believed nonviolent tactics could solve segregation which is what Martin Luther King Jr....   [tags: Discrimination, Islam, Racism]

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The Evolution of Malcolm X

- This paper will discuss the different stages of thought processes the former Nation of Islam minister, Malcolm X went through during his lifetime in terms of how he viewed white people, but more specifically “the white man” in America. The reason the focus is on White Americans is because these were the people outside of the Nation of Islam that shaped his life good or bad and put him on the path where he eventually transformed from Malcolm Little to Malcolm X who was one of the most polarizing and controversial figures during his lifetime and even nearly 50 years after his death the name Malcolm X causes certain people to shudder....   [tags: american history, black studies]

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The Autobiography of Malcolm X

- Malcolm X is an extremely critical figure that contributed in shaping American social life. He was a famous man who articulated the struggle, anger, and beliefs of African Americans. He was a radical man who fought for change despite the situation. His struggle for equality for the black nation landed him in prison. While in prison, Malcolm was able to study, and earned a college degree. However, most importantly while in prison, Malcolm X was introduced to the Islam faith by one of the prisoners....   [tags: the mecca, muslim faith, black revolution]

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Life Of Malcolmx

- "Don't let people put labels on you-and don't put them on yourself. Sometimes a label can kill you." (qtd.Malcolm X) These words were spoken by Malcolm X, who fought for Civil Rights for African Americans. The irony of it all was that his very own quote was proven by how he himself was assassinated. Malcolm X himself predicted his own death because he knew his beliefs were controversial, but what was so different in his life. How was his thoughts and beliefs so different that it brought him death....   [tags: Malcolm X Biography African American]

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Malcom X Speech The Ballot or the Bullet

- In the 1960’s, there was constant conflict with racism and equal rights. Malcolm X voiced his strong opinion on the topic. He had a speech which impacted peoples’ views. Malcolm X wrote a speech called “The Ballot or the Bullet.” In the speech, Malcolm X uses rhetorical devices, and emphasizes his tone and mood throughout his speech to emphasize his major points and to catch the listeners’ attention. Malcolm X’s speech was extremely powerful. A rhetorical device he used was repetition. Repetition is just repeating an idea or phrase or word....   [tags: racism, equal rights, malcolm x]

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Malcolm X's Life and Accomplishments

- Malcolm X was an African American minister and civil rights leader. Unlike many activists of his time, he took a different approach on the movement. In his lifetime, from 1925 to 1965, he was known as an advocate for the rights of blacks, and has been named one of the greatest and most influential men in history. Early Life Malcolm was born on May 19, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska to Louise and Earl Little. His Father, Earl, was a Baptist minister and an active member of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (founded by Marcus Garvey)....   [tags: civil rights leader, blacks rights, racism]

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Success in Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

- In discussions of success, one controversial issue has been what factors most determine success. One the one hand, Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld argues that their Triple Package is the key. On the other hand, Malcolm Gladwell contends that culture, practice, and luck are the most essential parts of success. Gladwell states facts, and gives reasoning behind all his stories. In his book, Outliers, he writes “When outliers become outliers it is not because of their own efforts. It's because of the contributions of lots of different people and lots of different circumstances, and that means we, as a society, have more control about who succeeds – and how many of us succeed – than we think.” (pg....   [tags: bill gates, the beatles, sucessful people]

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Malcolm X: Internal Assessment

- A. Plan of Investigation The Civil Rights Movement in the United States was a revolutionary time period. There were many individuals who contributed to the progress of this movement in the 1950s and 1960s. One individual in particular was Malcolm Little, better known as Malcolm X. Like the famous Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X was a major leader in the Civil Rights Movement. Though Malcolm X's actions were political religion played an important role in determining what actions to take. This paper will investigate to what extent the teachings of the Nation of Islam influenced Malcolm X's actions during the Civil Rights Movement....   [tags: civil rights movement, black power]

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Life of Malcolm X

- Malcolm X , was one of the most influential civil rights leaders of all time. The first thought that comes to most people’s mind when they hear the name Malcolm X is violence. To many, he is the exact opposite of MLK. In reality, Malcolm X was not violent, but he was much more aggressive than MLK, he was a passionate leader. As a child, Malcolm was influenced by his father. He was affected by white people at an early age when they burned his families house down and killed his father. Malcolm took a life of crime as a teenager, which would eventually lead him to serve time in prison....   [tags: violence, pationate leader, islam]

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Who is Malcolm X?

- Malcolm X Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. He was the son of Louise Norton and Earl Little. He lived with 7 brothers and sisters. Malcolm’s father was an outspoken Baptist minister and on various occasions received death threats forcing his family to relocate twice before Malcolm’s fourth birthday. Malcolm’s father Earl Little, was a man of the Baptist preaching community who was a supporter of large civil right movements. Earl had many encounters with the Legion and the Klu Klux Klan....   [tags: civil rights movements, american history]

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Biography of Malcolm X

- The history of the world has had its encounters with separation and segregation when it comes to race. Racism is poor treatment of or violence against people because of their race as defined by Webster dictionary. Racism is still affecting America in this day and time. Racism is not as bad today as it was in the 1950s and 1960s. Racism is has a different face today. For a long time the world has seen racism as a large problem and this has caused ethnic groups to be looked down on or forced to live with difficulties and suppression....   [tags: Racism, Civil Rights Movements]

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Who was Malcolm X?

- Malcolm Little, formerly known as Malcolm X or El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, was born in Omaha, Nebraska on May 19,1925. Malcolm was the fourth of eight children born to Louise and Earl Little. His father Earl Little was an outspoken Baptist minister who was a devoted follower of Marcus Garvey, because of this the Little family would receive many death threats from white supremacist groups and was forced to relocate multiple times. In 1929 the Little home was burned to the ground by a racist mob, and the towns all-white emergency responders just watched and refused to help....   [tags: Activisrm, African-American, Muslim]

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The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

- ... Mavens are those that know a lot about a lot of different things. They may recommend a certain restaurant and you must go because you know what they told you about it is true. And Salesmen are exactly that: people that are easily social and persuading. The Stickiness Factor says that the messenger matters, but so does the quality of that message. It needs, what Gladwell calls, “stickiness.” Gladwell explains how two children’s television shows started a social epidemic by using factors of “stickiness.” Sesame Street and Blue’s Clues used different methods of making their information stick to their viewers, 4 and 5 year olds with short attention spans....   [tags: content analysis]

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MLK and Malcolm X

- Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X were very influential civil rights advocates during the nineteen-fifties and nineteen-sixties, and continue to have an influence on people today. However, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X have quite different legacies, of which are based on quite different philosophies and tactics. To understand why Dr. King and Malcolm X had drastically different thoughts and approaches to civil rights in the United States, their lives must also be looked at — as their lives leading up to their leadership were drastically different....   [tags: Civil Rights, Race]

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Malcolm X and Gandhi

- ... Hinduism expresses that all religions are genuine pathways back to the Supreme Creator; Muslims generally have contempt for other faiths and believe that only those of their religion are allowed into heaven, and only certain ones whom are chosen by Allah. The belief that all life is sacred and the practice of ahisma, or non-injury, is a big part of Hinduism. Muslims are quite opposite with their belief of the jihad, or the Holy War, and the fact that they are willing to hurt others or themselves in order to make it into their heaven....   [tags: notorious popular and influential leaders]

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Offensive Play, by Malcolm Gladwell

- Offensive Play It’s time for kickoff. The kicker tee’s up the ball and is waiting for the call from the referee so he can kick the ball. The tension is building up with the opposing team as they await the kick. The whistle blows and the referee gives him the clear to kick the ball. He kicks it and the ball sails to the opposite end zone. The returner grabs ahold of the ball and takes off as fast as he can only hoping a hole opens up for him. He run and meets the first defender, the returner thinks on his feet and jukes him out climbing to the next level he keeps going forward....   [tags: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy]

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Outliers by Malcolm Galdwell

- Malcolm Gladwell is one of the most famous and successful journalists in the United States, long unpublished in the magazine New Yorker (the bulwark of American intellectuals). He has written 3 books already (not counting the recently published collection of articles from New Yorker), all of them became bestsellers, and gone millions. The first book is Tipping point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, in which Gladwell explains the effect of social epidemics - like any new idea captures the modern world with astonishing speed....   [tags: Summary, Author Biography]

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Adult Learning: Malcolm Knowles

- ... Self-Directing “As a person matures, he or she moves from dependency to self-directedness” (Knowles, 1984). Adult learners need instructors to give them explicit directions on what to do, how to do it, and when. Instructors are treated as experts who know what the adult learner needs to do, or they passively slide through the educational system, responding mainly to instructors who “make” them learn. When establishing a learner-centered learning environment, the instructor could have prepared a lively syllabus with time to discuss and any additional details the adult learners from a previous class could have left letters or notebooks for incoming adult learners....   [tags: personal experience, education process]

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Malcolm X

- Malcolm X has made one of the greatest impacts on cultural consciousness for the African American Community during the second half of the twentieth century. He was a revolutionary icon who revolutionized the African American mindset. Malcolm X transformed modest African Americans into self confident, proud, powerful African Americans. No one could escape Malcolm’s influence, even after his death. Cognitive Objectives Cognitive objectives covered in this course focused on understanding life experiences of diverse populations across the world as well as being aware of our own prejudices and attitudes towards diverse populations....   [tags: Critical Analysis, Cultural Consciousness]

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Malcolm X

- Malcolm X On May, 19, 1925 Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska. By 1942 Malcolm was coordinating various criminal acts. By 1946 Malcolm had been convicted of robbery, and sent to Charlestown prison where he was to serve seven years. That is where his acquired knowledge of reading began. During Malcolms childhood there was a lot of racism, and downgrading of the black population. As in the history books when he was a child the history of the Negro's were summed up in one short paragraph with mockery and degrading of the Negro’s appearances, and stature....   [tags: Racism, Biography]

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Malcolm X

- February 21, 1965. A man in Manhattan’s Audubon Ballroom was shot 15 times by 3 gun men associated with the Nation of Islam. Who was this man. Malcolm X, an 8th grade drop with a dead dad and a mentally unstable mom who started with a life of crime, but after learning about Islam, had a new outlook on things. An Ironic quote from Malcolm X is [If you're not ready to die for it, take the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary]. Malcolm X, a devout Muslim, who saw the injustices in the Muslim African American community, used his voice to fight for equality and freedom....   [tags: Islam, Muslim African American Community]

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Malcolm X

- Malcolm X: Deviant or Hero. Malcolm X was born May 19, 1925, and he was assassinated on February 21, 1965. Malcolm X was a Muslim leader and Civil Rights leader. He was born Malcolm Little to Earl Little and Louise Norton, who were both activists in the Universal Negro Improvement Association. Malcolm X was a bright student but was very bitter towards white authority figures. X quit school after a teacher said that his desire to become a lawyer was not a “realistic goal for a nigger.” In 1941, he went to live with his half sister, Ella Collins, in Boston, Massachusetts....   [tags: civil rights movement, Dr. King]

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Small Change: Why the Revolution Will not be Tweeted

- Malcolm Gladwell’s article "Small Change: Why the Revolution Will not be Tweeted" raises a significant question about the prospective contribution of web-based social networking to the advent of progressive social movement and change. Gladwell’s bold declaration that "the revolution will not be tweeted" is reflective of his view that social media has no useful application in serious activism. Contrasting various elements of the “high-stakes” lunch-counter protests in Greensboro, North Carolina in the 1960’s with the “low-stakes” activism achieved through social media, Gladwell concludes that effective social movements powerful enough to impose change on longstanding societal forces require...   [tags: Malcolm Gladwell]

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Malcolm X

- Malcolm X: A Cultural Revolutionary Malcolm X was known not because he was a martyr to the cause of civil rights or because of any inherent contributions he may have made to the solution of the black race problem, but because he was the uncompromising symbol of resistance and the spokesman for the non-nonviolent “black man” in America. Malcolm X had achieved this position due to his belief that the civil rights had merely tokenism gains towards the improvement of black Americans, although in a major thrust for racial integration (“Encyclopedia of World Biography”)....   [tags: Civil Rights, Black America]

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Malcolm X

- Can you recall a memory from your early childhood. Did you think about the first time you fell off your bike, getting stung by a bee or your big brother teaching you how to get the football to spiral when you throw it. Can you imagine that your first memory that can come to mind is living every night in fear, the burning down of your home by the Ku Klux Klan and the “accidental” death of your father who’s head was detached from his own body. This is the only memory that comes to Malcolm Little from his childhood....   [tags: Biography]

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Malcolm X

- Racism is a problem that the American people have grappled with since colonial times. The 1960's saw the rise of Martin Luther King, Jr and Malcolm X, who not only influenced the civil rights movement but attempted to solve the problem of racism in this country. On February 16, 1965, Malcolm X gave a speech called Not Just An American Problem, but a World Problem. In his speech he provides a theory on the relationship between media and racism called image making which still has validity today. On first reading, Malcolm's tone is angry and his theory on image making sounds absurd....   [tags: Malcom X African-American History Racism]

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Malcolm Barber

- The Christians were fortunate individuals in the Middle Ages; Christendom received its own religious military order to protect many Christians who undertook pilgrimages to Jerusalem after it (Jerusalem) had been overrun (5). This Western order endorsed and sanctioned by the Pope; and the papacy in general, was known as the Knights Templar. One of the Templars missions was to predominantly fight against the Moslems. The Moslems had been perceived as a polytheistic religion, that encompassed the worshipping of evil pagan Gods and a religion that encouraged illicit acts....   [tags: Religion, The Templars]

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The Crowds and Controversy Surrounding Malcolm X

- ... In the year of 1941 Malcolm dropped out of school and was introduced to Boston’s ghetto. He became a shoeshine boy and a railroad waiter. Malcolm also took a dark path when he started to involve himself in burglary, drug dealing, and pimping. Malcolm X was arrested and given a ten-year jail sentence in 1945. During his time in jail, Malcolm was persuaded to become a member of NOI by his brothers Philbert and Reginald who were both members of NOI. NOI stands for Nation of Islam. As soon as being released from prison he started to work within the NOI movement as well as adopting the name Malcolm X as opposed to Malcolm Little which he throught represented a slave name....   [tags: controversial figure, civil rights movement]

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A Closer Look at Malcolm X's Tactics

- ... “ He tricked you, had you marching down to Washington. Yes,had you marching back and forth between the feet of a dead man named Lincoln and another dead man named George Washington singing “We shall Overcome”. He made a chump out of you. He made a fool out of you. He made you think you were going somewhere and you end up going nowhere but between Lincoln and Washington" (Malcolm X). He tired to annoy his audience and make them furious. Malcolm X talked about the actions of the white man who came to their community....   [tags: influential civil rights activists]

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The Power Of Context: Heroes

- When we hear of heroes we automatically reminiscing back on our childhood, and the many figures that represent heroes in our lives. In an imaginary world when we think of “heroes” or “gentlemen”, we stereotypically constitute characters such as superman, batman and Spiderman. Some even envision a knight and shining armor riding into the sunset or walking through fire to save them. It is astonishing to think that whenever life gets tough we can create an illusion of another world. Fortunately, in the real world, heroes come in all shapes and sizes....   [tags: Malcolm Gladwel]

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Malcolm X and the Civil Rights Movement

- ... If there was any one man who demonstrated the anger, the struggle, and the beliefs of African Americans in the 1960s, that man was Malcolm X. El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz was an African-American Muslim minister and a human rights activist. Malcolm X’s (also know as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz) was born May 19, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska. His real name was as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz but people called him Malcolm little and later began to call him Malcolm X. Malcolm X was sent to an orphanage because his father was killed and his mother was put in a mental hospital....   [tags: segregation, racial discrimination]

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The Civil Rights Movement: Malcolm X

- During the Civil Rights Movement, there was a famous leader whose protests were peaceful and non-violent. That man was Martian Luther King Jr., but many people have never heard of another Civil Rights leader. Even though his protests were different than King’s protests, he did his part and help with equality. This man was Malcolm Little, more famously known as Malcolm X. After a rough upbringing, Malcolm X led protests that differed which ended with his assassination. His protesting didn’t start when the Civil Rights Movement started; it started with his rough childhood....   [tags: leader, luther king, prison]

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Malcolm X’s Strategies for Freedom

- Throughout history, America has had many great role models and historical figures. The list is endless ranging from great presidents like George Washington to Civil Rights activists such as Martin Luther King Jr. However, one historical figure seems to stand out above all of the rest. Malcolm Little, also known as Malcolm X, was a civil rights icon that is credited for being an important part of African American History. Malcolm X’s strategies for civil rights equality include Black Nationalism, public influences, and political views....   [tags: civil rights, muslims]

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Malcolm X: A Different Kind of Leader

- ... Police declared that both of these incidents were in fact accidents and not attacks on the family by the Black Legion. This violent end to Malcolm’s father’s life may have shaped the way he acted as an adult in the future. This may be foreshadowing for what came later. As Malcolm grew older, things began to change. Eventually, Malcolm and his long-time friend, Malcolm "Shorty" Jarvis, moved back to Boston. In 1946, they were arrested and convicted on burglary charges. Malcolm was then sentenced to 10 years in prison....   [tags: civil rights movement, activism]

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Malcolm X Civil Rights Activist

- Malcolm X was the leader of the Afro-American Unity. The Afro-American Unity was an organization that fought for black rights by using the armed forces as self-defense. They also used riots and violence to fight for their equality rights. Malcolm was also a big influence on the Black Panther Party. The Black Panther Party was established by Huey P. Newton, but said that Malcolm was a big influence on him to start the organization. They liked to use a lot of Malcolm’s speeches, and quote them for their slogans....   [tags: afro-american, riots, violence]

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Malcolm X and Civil Rights Movements

- After the banning of slavery in 1865, African-Americans in the United States became hopeful for the future because they were no longer held as slaves and now had the freedom to live their own lives. However, instead of getting the freedom and equality that they expected, people of color were still being discriminated against all over the country. Hate groups and white supremacist groups were arguing against their equal treatment, and a lot of black people lived in constant fear for their lives, especially in rural southern areas where the Ku Klux Klan and other hate groups were popular to be in....   [tags: Slavery, African Americans, American History]

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Civil Rights Activists: Malcolm X

- ... Soon, his views began to spread to Africa, where they would be very popularized and accepted. By 1964, he was visiting the African and Middle Eastern nations, speaking with their leaders, and making the US worry about its global image. Soon, the whole US was poking its head into the affairs of Malcolm to see what was going on. Click Slide. Because of this, more and more people started to hear and know about Malcolm X, therefore causing a burst in fame. Many people disagreed with Malcolm X, and in public would talk down to him....   [tags: power, freedom, rights]

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Malcolm X: From Illiterate to Erudite

- ... Every time he would write sentences they would become messy and then become unreadable. He decided to practice and every time he did Malcolm noticed that his handwriting had become more legible. Everything about his writing had become clearer; even his punctuation was right in every last sentence he wrote. Once Malcolm’s writing became clearer he started to read to himself. Then once he got comfortable he started to read aloud. Students today have the same problem with writing and reading aloud....   [tags: difficulty in learning, reading in prison]

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Fannie Lou Hamer and Malcolm X

- Both Fannie Lou Hamer and Malcolm X rejected the idea that the main goal of the civil rights movement should be based on an aspiration to gain rights “equal” to those of white men and to assimilate into white culture. They instead emphasized a need to empower Black Americans.1 Their ideas were considered radical at a time when Martin Luther King Jr. preached the potential of white and black americans to overcome “the race issue” together and in a gradual manner. Malcolm X’s attempt to achieve his goals through revolutionary top-down methods and Fannie Lou Hamer’s focus on the need for grassroots movements contributed to the Civil Rights movement significantly by encouraging and assisting Bla...   [tags: african americans, civil rights act, empowerment]

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An Application of Malcolm Baldridge Quality Principles

- In response to worsening global economic conditions and faced with growing international competition, Metropolitan Life Insurance Corporation (MetLife) launched an “Operational Excellence” initiative in July 2008, with the intent to enhance operational productivity and processing efficiencies (“MetLife 10Q”, 2008). Those efforts continue today with aggressive strategies for mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures (“MetLife 10-K,” 2012), which has created an urgency for comprehensive improvement of organizational performance....   [tags: Business]

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Rhetorical Analysis on Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

- In Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers, he defines an outlier as someone who does something out of the ordinary or differently. The author is very credible and has a few awards for writing, “Outliers.” We should listen to Gladwell because some of his information is knowledgeable and can help with everyday life. His purpose is to teach us about the many rules that are being described in the book. The main intended audience would have to be the world and how he displays his values to millions of people....   [tags: key points, practice, succeed]

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Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers

- Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers, gives the definition of an outlier to be “something that is situated away from or classified differently from a main or related body” (3). While he does supply this definition he never specifies what he defines as success. Using his numerous examples of what Gladwell considers to a successful person, it is safe to conclude that his definition would be – success is a mixture of opportunity, intelligence, and hard work. When these three characteristics are combined it equals great success, and cannot be reached with only one or two of these things, all three must be present....   [tags: book content analysis]

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Outliers-The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell

- Outliers-The Story of Success is a sociological, and psychological non-fiction book, which discusses success, and the driving reasons behind why some people are significantly more successful than others. Malcolm Gladwell explains this by dividing the book into two parts, opportunity and legacy. Opportunity discusses how select people are fortunate enough to be born between the months of January through March, and also includes the idea that those who are already successful will have more opportunities to improve and become even more successful....   [tags: Outliers Essays]

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Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers: The Path to Success

- Imagine a book that offers the reader a key; a key that enables them to ride down the highway to success and see all of the stops along the way that are instrumental in achieving success. Malcolm Gladwell does precisely this in his novel Outliers, which examines some of history’s most successful people and then attempts to explain why they specifically became successful beyond their wildest dreams. Gladwell is a reporter for The New Yorker and an accomplished author in the areas of psychology, sociology, and social psychology....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Parallelism]

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Malcolm X's Legacy from the Ghetto to Activist

- Malcolm X, also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz’s legacy is about one’s personal transformation of a self-made man. A man who once associated himself with hustling and crime as a ghetto pup; then to a staunch radical activist, to a political figure, and to becoming one of the most influential African Americans in history. To some he was admired as a courageous human rights activist for blacks, and in some others eyes, he was a man who preached racism and violence towards the whites. Before his last two years of adapting to a peaceful outlook as an activist; before, on one hand, he was undeniably repulsed by the racial discrimination and violence against black Americans, and on the other he...   [tags: black american, civil rights, activist]

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Biography of Malcolm X: A Famous Civil Rights Activist

- Malcolm X Malcolm Little, Aka Malcolm X, was a famous civil rights movement activist. He had a hard childhood. He was picked on due to the light color of his skin by peers and family members. He grew up poor and spent years of his life committing crimes and ended up in prison. Malcolm X found Islam in prison, and developed different philosophies which came from his childhood experiences. Malcolm X eventually found peace, and unfortunately was killed after he began to make a positive difference....   [tags: peace, muslim mosque inc, africa]

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The Influence of Malcolm X on United States History

- There have been many people throughout United States History who have greatly influenced the nation, including Malcolm X. Malcolm X both positively and negatively affected American society. He is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history, while being a tremendous public speaker and human rights activist, specifically advocating for the rights of African Americans. However, numerous individuals view him as controversial figure due to the widespread portrayal of Malcolm X as a violent and racist character often considered to be the opposite of Martin Luther King, Jr....   [tags: Racial Issues, History]

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Malcolm X: His Footsteps to Becoming a Hero

- ... It was the hatred against the whites. From then, he stopped accepting the whites. This was the moment when Malcolm's view on integration between whites and blacks became possible, to impossible. The historical figure of Malcolm X’s philosophy started here, with the hatred of his enemy. Malcolm X in his speech, preached that the black man should have their own power, by separating themselves completely from the white society, similar to what his father was preaching. His childhood tragedy gave him the reason to fight for, and the belief for uniting the black race for separating them from the cruelty....   [tags: thug, inmate, minister, little]

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The Autobiography of Malcolm X

- The Autobiography of Malcolm X The Autobiography of Malcolm X is the story of Malcolm X, an African American male growing up in the United States in the mid-1900's. At this time in America prejudice and segregation were widespread and much a part of everyday life. Malcolm takes the reader through his experiences with American society, which rejects him. This rejection, along with the inferiority cast upon all Black Americans, forces these males to search for acceptance. They are forced to search for purpose in causes greater than single individuals....   [tags: Papers]

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The Saltation of Malcolm X

- The Saltation of Malcolm X Saltation is a geological term used to explain how a stream current transports and erodes a rock. The rock starts out as a sharp, coarse edged fragment on a stream bed. The current then lifts the rock from the stream bed and transports it down stream. The current, which rotates and spins the rock, slowly smoothes its edges. In saltation, a counter current or other events causes the rock to slam against the stream-bed and grind its ruff edges into a smooth exterior. Eventually after it is lifted off the bed, the current adds the finishing touch....   [tags: History Civil Rights Papers]

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Commentary of "Learning to Read" in Malcolm X´s Autobiography

- In "Learning to Read," an excerpt found in The Autobiography of Malcolm X, author Malcolm X attacks his illiteracy while imprisoned for battling the white man. Malcolm in his conversations with other prisoners realized he was not as articulate with the hustlers in prison as he was in the street. Bimbi, a fellow prisoner in Charlestown Prison would take over conversations because of his vast vocabulary and knowledge from reading. This knowledge was where Malcolm X drew his inspiration to be Malcolm just as intelligent....   [tags: Knowledge, Literacy, Learning]

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Malcolm X, the Movie

- Spike Lee's version of Malcolm X's life is similar to the historical Malcolm X. By watching the movie and knowing who he was and his beliefs, one can easily tell how alike they are. When the movie starts Malcolm Little is getting his hair cut. The appearance is that he wants to look more like a white person. Malcolm X's father is a preacher, but the KKK came to the house to burn it down. Later, Malcolm's father is killed by being tied to the rail road tracks when a train comes. His father died when Malcolm was just a child.....   [tags: Spike Lee]

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Malcolm in William Shakespeare's Macbeth

- Malcolm in William Shakespeare's Macbeth In Shakespeare's Macbeth, Malcolm is one of the more cautious characters in the play. He has the ability to realise appearances can be deceitful and that the person on the outside may not be as innocent as he or she is putting across. As Duncan's son he is the natural heir to the throne and is eventually made king at the end of the play after the death of Macbeth. Malcolm has a reasonably good relationship with his somewhat naïve father....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis of Malcolm X´s Speech: The Ballots or the Bullets

- Malcolm X once said, “It’ll be ballots, or it’ll be bullets. It’ll be liberty, or it will be death. The only difference about this kind of death—it’ll be reciprocal.” The Civil Rights Movement took place during the 1950’s-1960 and was a political movement for equality. Some of the leaders and followers were Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, and Malcolm X. The purpose for this movement was equal rights for all races. One very influential speech during this time period was by Malcolm X called “The Ballot or the Bullet.” He gave his speech on April 3, 1964 at the Cory Methodist Church in Cleveland, Ohio....   [tags: Civil Rights, Segregation, Discimination]

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Who was Malcolm X and What did he Fight For?

- As a child, when I first heard of and questioned who Malcolm X was, I was consistently answered that Malcolm X was a person that completely despised all white people and wished to reverse the black and white roles in American Society and place the African American community at the top of the social order, or, even better, completely eradicate all white Americans. However, the reality of the situation is very different. Malcolm X once said, "I am not a racist. I am against every form of racism and segregation, every form of discrimination....   [tags: Discrimination, Violence, Assassination]

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Similarities and Differences Between Cofer and Malcolm X

- ... 2. The main differences between Cofer and Malcolm X are that while Cofer was more of a psychological isolation Malcolm X's isolation was Physical as well. Cofer seemed to read books for a flight of fancy shown by when she says: "She was absorbed by fantasy."(Cofer 73). While Malcolm X's seemed to be on a quest shown by when he stated: "You will never catch me with a free fifteen minutes in which I'm not studying something I feel might be able to help the black man." (Malcolm X 85). Cofer in "The Paterson Public Library" seemed to have an early interest in books from the essay....   [tags: prison, equality, empowerment]

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THe Metamorphosis of MAlcolm X

- THe Metamorphosis of MAlcolm X Malcolm X once wrote, “My life has always been one of changes” (Haley 404). In his autobiography, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, it is very evident that through his life, he went through a series of drastic changes that went from one extreme to another. He went from being at “the bottom of the American white man’s society,” to become one of the most influential advocates of Black pride (150). Throughout the novel the most evident changes are when Malcolm X moves to Boston, goes to prison, and going on Hajj....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X

- During the Civil Rights Movement, which lasted from 1865 to the late 1960s, three different amendments were composed and ratified in favor of African Americans. Many famous African Americans, from musicians to authors and leaders to entertainers, sprouted from the influence of this period. Two strong leaders from this era were Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. Martin Luther King Jr. made a bigger impact on the population than Malcolm X because of his speeches, beliefs, direct and peaceful activities, and the effect his death had on the population....   [tags: Civil Rights]

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Philosophies and Tactics of Dr. King and Malcolm X

- During the mid-1900s, the Civil Rights Movement was a crucial part of the United States’ growth. Many men and women both black and white contributed to the development of rights for African Americans and other minorities. Among them, Martin Luther King and Malcolm X had an everlasting effect on the treatment of minorities in the United States. Although their philosophies and tactics differed greatly, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X helped shape the Civil Rights Movement and make the United States a better place for people regardless of their race....   [tags: Civil Rights ]

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Malcolm X / Muslim religion

- I did my report on Malcolm X. Malcolm X claimed himself as a Muslim. He didn’t always though. He had some very challenging moments in his life. In his earliest childhood memory the Ku Klux Klan attacked his house. They were forced out of their city because his father was a Minister for a Baptist church, and tried recruiting fellow African-Americans to join his church. The white people in the community called them the “trouble Negroes.” They were run out of their community. He had two older brothers, Wilfred and Philbert, and older sister Hilda, and a younger brother Reginald....   [tags: Biographies]

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Rhetorical Analysis of Ballot or the Bullet Sppech by Malcolm X

- As one of the most proficient civil rights activist of the 1960's, Malcolm X and his speeches were very influential but particularly one speech was highly esteemed, that being the Ballot or the Bullet speech. A speech that was given after the "I have A Dream speech by Dr. Martin Luther King. Despite, Dr. Martin Luther King being a pacifist and also a civil rights activist as well; Malcolm X was more tyrannical and advocated the use of violence. During this era, the democrats were in control of the House of Representatives and the Senate, therefore both the Senate and the House of Representatives were leaning towards providing more civil rights to African-Americans....   [tags: Essay on Rhetoric]

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