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During the twentieth century Black people faced a huge amount of discrimination from the whites and found it very difficult to achieve civil rights They were at one stage deprived of voting being entitled the same things as blacks and going to a white school In order for blacks to achieve civil rights they really needed someone to follow they needed a leader Many black leaders did emerge for the fight for civil rights such as Malcolm X James Baldwin Martin Luther King Marcus Garvey some had some ways of thinking some had others Two of the most powerful and influential leaders of the twentieth century had to be Malcolm X and Martin Luther King These two leaders had different approaches and different views towards white people perhaps their different approaches of violence and non-violence stem from their original opinions of how capable the whites are of being good but fought for the same thing Freedom These great leaders came from vastly different backgrounds which is shown in their thinking on life especially early on Martin was a Christian from the rural south whilst Malcolm had become a Muslim from the urban north King called for love of your neighbor integration and nonviolence which was part of his American Dream Malcolm X called for self-love separation and by any means necessary which was part of his Black Nationalism Throughout their lives their views were constantly changing largely affected by each other but also by the many events in their lives Malcolm X forced King to become more radical and to look into the problems of the urban north King made X become more politically active and work much more with the Civil Rights Movement Although many have often said that they were like oil and water these two men however different they may have seemed to be had the same goal They wanted to end exploitation discrimination and racism Also for
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