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MLK and Malcolm X

MLK and Malcolm X. WOOO Venn Diagram. Upbringing. Martin Luther King, Jr. Malcolm X. Son of a Preacher – follower of Marcus Garvey 1 of 8 children Father dies at young age, Mom takes over. Neglect? Pan-Africanism. Son of a Minister 2 nd of 3 children

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MLK and Malcolm X

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  1. MLK and Malcolm X

  2. WOOO Venn Diagram

  3. Upbringing Martin Luther King, Jr. Malcolm X Son of a Preacher – follower of Marcus Garvey 1 of 8 children Father dies at young age, Mom takes over. Neglect? Pan-Africanism • Son of a Minister • 2nd of 3 children • Loving, Catholic Family  strong Catholic values • Love thy neighbor

  4. Marcus Garvey 1887-1940

  5. Who? • Political leader, orator, entrepreneur, journalist and much more • Strong proponent of Black Nationalism and Pan Africanism • Pan Africanism: ideology and movement that is based on the belief that black unity is vital for economic, social and political progress • Started the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities (Imperial) League (UNIA-ACL)

  6. Youth MLK Malcolm X Successful in school Drops out at 15, lives with his sister in Boston Street life catches up to him, sentenced to 8-10 years • Successful in school • 15, passes entrance exam to the Morehouse University • Crozer seminary, then Boston College  Ph. D in theology

  7. Influences MLK Malcolm X Found Islam while in prison Celebrated his black history while rejecting white society and its values Life of abstinence Thought that the white race was brainwashing African Americans to be patient and docile. • Catholic family • Mahatma (Mohandas) Gandhi  nonviolent resistance in India • Showed MLK that through unrelenting love and determination, true freedom can be achieved

  8. Civil Rights Movement MLK Malcolm X Also a gifted public speaker, was a proponent of self-determination and self defense for African Americans Preached anti-white rhetoric, separation of races Broke from Islam 1963 Formed the OAAU • Great speaker, became nationally known after Rosa Parks • Formed the SCLC • Part of the Birmingham Campaign of 1963 • Wrote famous “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” • “I have a dream” August 1963

  9. Too soon MLK Malcolm X Assassinated on February 21, 1965  39 years old • Murdered on April 4, 1968  39 years old

  10. To YouTube, awaaayyy • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4PqLKWuwyU

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