Martin Luther King, Jr. , Malcolm X and the Civil Rights Struggle of the 1950s and '60s A Brief History with Documents

ISBN-10: 0312395051

ISBN-13: 9780312395056

Edition: N/A

Authors: David Howard-Pitney

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The civil rights movement’s most prominent leaders, Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929–1968) and Malcolm X (1925–1965), represent two wings of the revolt against racism: nonviolent resistance and revolution "by any means necessary." This volume presents the two leaders’ relationship to the civil rights movement beyond a simplified dualism. A rich selection of speeches, essays, and excerpts from Malcolm X’s autobiography and King’s sermons shows the breadth and range of each man’s philosophy, demonstrating their differences, similarities, and evolution over time. Organized into six topical groups, the documents allow students to compare the leaders’ views on subjects including integration, the American dream, means of struggle, and opposing racial philosophies. An interpretive introductory essay, chronology, selected bibliography, document headnotes, and questions for consideration provide further pedagogical support.
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List price: $19.99
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 2/20/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 207
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Introduction: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X in the African American Freedom Struggle of the 1950s and 1960s
The Documents: Words and Themes of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X
Formative Influences and Ideas
An Autobiography of Religious Development, 1950
Pilgrimage to Nonviolence, 1960
From Nightmare to Salvation, 1965
Social Ends: Racial Integration versus Separation
The Ethical Demands for Integration, 1963
From The Black Revolution, 1963
Independence, Not Separation, 1964
Means of Struggle: Nonviolent Resistance versus "By Any Means Necessary"
Letter from Birmingham Jail, 1963
From Nonviolence: The Only Road to Freedom, 1966
From The Afro-American's Right to Self Defense, 1964
From On Revolution, 1963
On America: Dream or Nightmare?
I Have a Dream, 1963
The White Man Is a Devil: Statements on Whites, 1965
From God's Judgment of White America, 1963
Critiques of Rival Racial Programs and Philosophies
Three Responses of Oppressed Groups, 1958
On Black Nationalists and Malcolm X, 1965
The Nightmare of Violence: Regarding the Death of Malcolm X, 1965
Black Bodies with White Heads! 1965
From Message to the Grassroots, 1963
King Is the White Man's Best Weapon, 1963
Eras of Convergence
From Beyond Vietnam, 1967
From Where Do We Go From Here? 1967
Press Conference on Return From Africa, 1964
Sincere Whites (That Coed Again), 1965
I'm Not a Racist, 1964
America Can Have a Bloodless Revolution, 1964
From The Ballot or the Bullet, 1964
All of Us Should Be Critics of Each Other, 1964
My Voice Helped Save America, 1965
A Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X Chronology (1925-1968)
Questions for Consideration
Selected Bibliography
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