Compare And Contrast Mlk And Malcolm X

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While both MLK and Malcolm X both achieved a level of martyrdom, that is not the measure of their leadership effectiveness. They both were willing to die for their cause, and indeed were sacrificed to the civil rights struggle. However, it was how they lived and the ideals that they espoused that should be the criteria by which they are judged. In that regard, MLK was much more effective, His message was always one of passive resistance and non-violent protest. His followers adopted the non violent approach. Consequently, the TV images of them being beaten, attacked by police dogs, and tumbled by fire hoses, while not resisting,exposed the brutality of the government sanctioned racial oppression. This exposition changed public opinion