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Contrast and compare Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X?

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Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) and Malcolm X were both human rights activists and leaders, but differed in some of their fundamental ideologies and practices.

MLK was a leader in the African American Civil Rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s, and he believed in the value of civil disobedience as a means of change. He was a Baptist minister and favored nonviolent forms of protest, leading the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955 and organizing nonviolent protests, such as the March on Washington, DC, in 1963.

Malcolm X was also a human rights activist advocating for the advancement of black Americans, but he was strongly against the Civil Rights Movement for its focus on racially...

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