Democracy Now: Video: Gloria Richardson Looks Back at the Rift Between Malcolm X & Martin L. King

This post was originally posted at FRS FreeStateNow on WordPress

I believe the main difference between Malcolm X and Dr. King had to do with different approaches. Dr. King’s approach was slower because it involved more people, more negotiating and was completely non-violent. But at the end of the say it was the only one that worked or could work. Otherwise the members of the movement would’ve been portrayed as thugs, criminals and terrorists by the media.

No serious politician with serious power would’ve worked with people seen as thugs and criminals. Malcolm X’s approach was more combative. That Africans have been in America for three-hundred years and should’ve gotten that freedom three-hundred years ago and “we are mad as hell and want our freedom now”. Which is certainly understandable, but it would’ve never worked had the members of the movement used violence even just to defend themselves.
Martin & Malcolm

About Ederik Schneider

Blogger on a whole host of subjects.
This entry was posted in American Civil Rights Movement and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.