Black People and Martin Luther King Essay

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“One day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed.” 1960’s Martin Luther King wanted integration. Malcom X wanted segregation. Whose ideas made the most sense for America in the 1960’s? On the issue of working or getting an education jointly or separately, Martin Luther King made the most sense for America in the 1960’s. “With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, and to climb up freedom together knowing that we will be free one day.” The I Have a Dream speech, given on August 28, 1963 (document B) Dr.King believes that Negroes and whites should be able to study side by side in the classroom. Malcom X believed that all schools, jobs, etc. should be segregated. Martin Luther King made the most sense for America in the 1960’s because many blacks and whites wanted to get an education together, to help each other and not be judged by their skin color.
On the second issue of economic equality and self-empowerment, Martin Luther King made the most sense for America in the 1960’s. “The ministers of Chicago have increased the income of the Negro community by more than two million dollars annually by boycotting businesses which did not hire Negroes. This is nonviolence at the peak of its power.” (Document F). Malcom X believed in teaching Negroes how to own and run their own businesses, and spending their own money in their own stores, keeping their money in their own community. This would help empower them and strengthen the community. King’s position makes more sense because in his vision of the future this country will be working and…