Martin Luther King Jr vs. Malcolm X comparison Assignment (30 pts) Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Martin Luther King Jr. vs. Malcolm X

Comparison Assignment (30 pts)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Article Activity)

  1. Describe his Family.

  1. What schools did he attend?

  1. What did he accomplish in 1955?

  1. After King finished school, what & where was his first job?

  1. Explain the events of December 1, 1955.

  1. After King was elected president of the SCLC, what was his first goal?

  1. What did the Birmingham police commissioner use against demonstrators?

  1. Where and when did King give his famous “I Have a Dream” speech?

  1. Which President did King witness signing a Voting Rights Act?

  1. Explain when and how King’s life ended.

Malcolm X :( Article Activity)

  1. What was Malcolm X’s original last name?

  1. Describe his family.

  1. Describe what X’s life was like during his youth (13yrs & older).

  1. What happened to Malcolm in prison?

  1. Why did Malcolm change his last name to “X”?

  1. What did he do after his release from prison?

  1. What made Malcolm alter (or change) his view of whites in America?

Civil Rights Movement


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Topic Assessment Questions:
1.Is the separate black nation proposed by Malcolm X a better or nobler goal than “the beloved community” of Martin Luther King Jr.? Explain using specific evidence from the text to support your answer.

2. What would Americans need to believe, and how would they need to act, in order to achieve Malcolm X’s goal as opposed to King’s goal?

3. How did King's leadership — and the outcomes of the Civil Rights Movement — expand the meaning of the "democratic way of life" in the U.S.? Explain using specific evidence from the test to support your answer.

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