- Became the leader of the Black Muslims in the USA
- Blacks rejected Christianity as a 'white' religion
- He had contempt for those who followed Martin Luther King's pacifist methods
- He belived blacks needed to protest with force
- Assassinated in 1965 possible because of his disputes with the black Muslim movements
Race Riots and Violent Protests
- Many blacks were not patient and peaceful when it came to protest
- In the late 1960s many poor ghettos erupted into rioting and buying property
- Slogan was "burn baby burn"
- the afro hair style and raised clenched fist became the symbol for resistance
- "Black Power"
Summary: Malcolm X was another significant leader in fighting for rights for black people. His demonstrations were more violent than Martin Luther Kings. This led to race riots in where rioting and brotherhood came to play.
Quote:"the future belongs to those who prepare for it today"
- Malcolm X
Question: Did Malcolm X have as significant of an effect on fighting for civil rights as Martin Luther King Jr. ?