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7 Things Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X Had in Common


History indicates that Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X were prolific civil rights figures who had contrasting views on Black life. History would not be totally accurate. The two men had different approaches to getting results, but many times they were similar or even identical in philosophy — and shared some similarities large and small.


Malcolm X Shown with a Clenched Fist Speaking at a Rally

Black Pride
They spoke often of Black empowerment over whites’ schemes that would get Blacks to hate themselves and lead to feelings of inferiority.



Pastor Fathers
King’s father was Martin Luther King Sr., pastor of the famed Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. He also was the head of the Atlanta chapter of the NAACP. Malcolm X’s father, Earl Little, was a Baptist preacher, too, and was active in the Universal Negro Improvement Association and supported Black nationalist Marcus Garvey.

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9 thoughts on “7 Things Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X Had in Common

  1. Bwire Vincent says:

    Bullshit: Martin Luther King is the reason why American Blacks are suffering today. Stop trying to love someone that's made it clear that they hate you. It's just common sense 101.

    Malcolm X, all day every day!

  2. Red Dipper says:

    This is Blasphemy BlackStar……And you know it!

  3. Karen Cade says:

    I believe they both was going to join together in the fight eventually that's why they was assassinated .

  4. Lee Canton says:

    They BOTH LOVED YOU enough to DIE FOR YOU! Like it or NOT!

  5. Martin is the reason why blacks are suffering today? You are very misinformed my friend. This article is accurate. Very accurate. Christianity is the reason why Blacks are still suffering today……..IJS.

  6. I thought Martin Luther King was too forgiving. I don't believe in turning the other cheek. I believe as Malcolm believed, if you put you're hands on me I will try my best to whoop you're ass.

  7. He was practicing what the Bible taught him and was shoved down our ancestor's throats….He was a lot more conscious then they lead us to believe. Closer to the time he died, he was spitting some real game on white supremacy. Don't get it twisted. And, not as many Christians and blacks had the courage to stand with him…..

  8. Karen Cade All part of COINTELPRO.

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