Malcom X v MLK
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Synopsis Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia.
v Primary Sources v Martin Luther King was born in Atlanta , Georgia on 15th January, 1929.
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Professor X And Magneto: Allegories For Martin Luther King, Jr. And Malcolm X
This site is organized into three sections. THE LIFE OF MALCOLM X takes you on a chronological journey through Malcolm's life, featuring readings, analysis and multimedia concerning each period of his life.
In New York City , Malcolm X , an African American nationalist and religious leader, is assassinated by rival Black Muslims while addressing his Organization of Afro-American Unity at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights. Born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska , in 1925, Malcolm was the son of James Earl Little, a Baptist preacher who advocated the black nationalist ideals of Marcus Garvey.
King was the target of many threats during his life, but this didn’t stop him from carrying on his work. In April 1968 he was planning a campaign to focus attention on the poverty of black and white Americans.
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It is a testament to the greatness of Martin Luther King Jr. that nearly every major city in the U.S. has a street or school named after him.
Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention By Manning Marable (Viking Press, 594 pp., $30) When Malcolm X died in a hail of assassin’s gunfire at the Audubon Ballroom in February 1965, the mainstream media in the United States was quick to suggest that he reaped the harvest of bloodshed he had brazenly sown. Calling him an “extremist,” “a demagogue,” a “racist,” and a “spiritual desperado,” commentators often insisted that Malcolm advocated the use of violence, regarded whites as “devils,” and was an embodiment—as a television series on the Nation of Islam had put it in 1959—of the “hate that hate produced.”
Q: It's perhaps a little unfair to ask what you remember of your father, but what do you remember of him as a family man? So much is made of him as a fire-breathing public figure.
Malcolm X was assassinated 47 years ago today, and his legacy somehow continues to be controversial both in mainstream America’s school of racial thought as well as within the black community.