SO i need to do an essay on compare and contrast on MLK and X... i am looking for quotes that have to do with their interpretation of the law. for example, MLK believed that if the law was unjust don't follow it. X believed that the law was on their side and should demand those rights whatever means necessary. i just cant find the quotes on the ballot or the bullet and letter from Birmingham. those are the articles i have to use...
also can someone check how i am doing so far??
During the 1960's segregation in the south had reached its peak point. The Jim Crow laws that established "separate but equal" were not accepted by the African American community. They demanded the same rights and treatment as any American citizen without acknowledging race. This began the civil rights movement. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X were the main contributors to the success of African American equality in the U.S. Although these writers had the same goal, It was the differences in rhetoric and interpretation of the laws that distinguished Their approach.
One way in which these writers differ is in their rhetoric. King tends toward a tamed style whereas X is more assertive and emotional to his audience. King writes his letter as a response to the clergymen's opposition of his methods of protest. He states "But since I feel that you are man of good will and that your criticisms are sincerely set forth . . . " (1) These words shows that King's attempt to be reasonable and understanding. Instead of confronting the Clergymen for the lack of support for the cause, King decided to act amiable and nonaggressive. In Malcolm X introduction of The Ballot or the Bullet, he begins with" Mr. Moderator, Brother Lomax, brothers and sisters, friends and enemies: I just can't believe everyone in here is a friend, and I don't want to leave anybody out." (1) He understands clearly there are some who do not support his believes and he makes sure they are included in the speech. To