Whose Philosophy Made the Most Sense in the 1960s?
Whose philosophy made the most sense in the 1960’s? Martin Luther King Jr. a preacher from the south, and a non-violence activist for the civil rights movement. He believed that whites and blacks should work together as one to fight against segregation and equality. Then there is Malcolm X a follower of Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam. Were up until his last years of his life, when Malcolm created his own organization “Organization of Afro America Unity (O.A.A.U) “
[Background Essay PG. 2 Paragraph 4] Malcolm also believed that whites and blacks should work separately with their own kind. [Document C] Though there philosophies were different would they be able to put aside their differences and work together to fight for the civil rights movement.
In 1960 Martin Luther King Jr. believed that blacks and whites should unite together as one.
[Document B] As a young kid in the 1950s Martin grew up not knowing what segregation was until at the young age of six Martin was told he could no longer play with his friend because of his race. Young Martin not knowing what happened went home and explained what was going on. He was then told that “He should not hate the white man” [Background Essay PG. 3 Caption 1] At the age of 15 Martin was accepted into Morehouse, then from there he completed his formal Education at Cronzer Seminary eventually going to complete his PH.D at Boston University. Kings intensions weren’t to become a civil rights activist. He was interested in becoming a pastor at a local church in Birmingham, Alabama, but in December of 1955 at the age of 26 King came into the national spotlight, the following week Rosa Parks decision to not give up her seat to a white person lead to a massive boycott in the south that king was chosen to lead.
Malcolm X early life was anything but a perfect childhood. He grew up in extreme hardship and poverty. At his young age his father was murdered to...