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During the tweeteeth 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 intitled 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 some had some ways of thinking some had others Two of the most powerfull and influencial leaders of the twenteeth century had to Malcolm X and Martin Luther King These two leaders had different approaches and different views towards white people but fought for the same thing In this question I have been asked to explain the similaritys and differences between these two leaders Malcolm X was Born Malcolm Little in 1925 in Omaha Malcolm was six years old when his father was murdered by the Black Legion a group of white racists belonging to the KKK He changed his name to Malcolm X while in prisonHe went to prison because of a robbery and was serving ten years Also while in prison he became a follower of Elijah Muhammad Muhammad was the leader of an organization called the Nation of Islam During the 1950s Malcolm became the primary spokesman for the Nation He also came of the surveillance of the FBI along with Elijah Muhammad As was Dr Kings Malcolms every move was followed and documented Malcolm became a powerful speaker in the movement As King captured the spirit of the Southern Black Malcolm became the messiah of the ghettos of Harlem Chicago Detroit and Los Angeles Initially a small group the Nation grew rapidly under Malcolms leadership He not only spoke the words of the Koran and his spiritual mentor Elijah Muhammad but he also lived it to its fullest As the crowds grew to hear him
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